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Vintage Scarborough Posters Go on Display

Vintage Scarborough Posters Go on Display

Published by Jon Burke at 11:51am 2nd March 2020.

Vintage posters from a golden age of travel and tourism go on display at Scarborough’s Woodend later this week.

Dating from the 1910s to the 1960s, the posters in 'Scarborough: A Day at the Seaside' (7 March to 26 April) were issued by the-then Scarborough Corporation’s tourism department and by rail companies operating in the area.

They will include nostalgic images including a family of penguins seeking shade under a parasol on Scarborough’s South Bay beach alongside other bright and idyllic scenes from a bygone era.


The prints in the exhibition are all taken from the 200-plus original posters held in the Scarborough Collections, cared for by Scarborough Museums Trust.


Chief Executive of Scarborough Museums Trust, Andrew Clay, said:

“This will be a vibrant and colourful exhibition recalling an age when travelling by train for a holiday at the seaside was the height of sophistication.”

Limited edition prints of the posters on display will be available to buy all actual size.

'A Day at the Seaside' is at the gallery at Woodend from Saturday 7 March to 26 April 2020. The gallery is open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm. Entry is free. 


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JohnfromScarborough, on 2nd March 2020 4:54pm
A very well illustrated item and it looks like an interesting exhibition.. However, I think that Mr Clay has got rather carried away. Travelling by rail to go on holiday was probably only sophisticated in the case of those lucky enough to go first class or by Pullman. The trains to Scarborough and most other seaside towns didn't really fit the bill. Exciting yes, especially for children, but not sophisticated.

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