10 vintage British travel posters



2016-08-02 14:53:12

Where are you going on holiday this summer?

Chances are you’re hopping on a plane.

But only a few decades ago (unless you were very well heeled) you would have been enjoying a staycation.

It didn’t look so bad either - check out these 10 classic British travel posters.

10. Dover 

Image: Clars Auction Gallery

This poster shows Dover's famous castle and white cliffs - Image: Clars Auction Gallery

9. Skegness 

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Illustrator John Hassall created this iconic poster in 1908 - Image: Fairfield Auction

8. Ilfracombe 

Image: Ewbanks

This attractive poster for Ilfracombe dates to the 1950s - Image: Ewbanks

7. Rhyl 

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Sunny days are few and far between in Rhyl - Image: eBay

6. St Andrews 

Image: Rare Posters

St Andrews is home to the world's first golf course - Image: Rare Posters

5. Porthcawl 

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A classic 1960s design for Porthcawl - Image: eBay

4. Bournemouth 

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Trains travelled daily from London to Bournemouth between 1931 and 1948 - Image: eBay

3. Aberystwyth 

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Dogs are today restricted on Aber's beaches during the summer months - Image: eBay

2. Southsea

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Artist David Lewis created this striking poster in the early 1950s - Image: eBay

1. Weymouth

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Weymouth was known as "the Naples of England" in the pre-package holiday era - Image: eBay

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2016-08-03 14:03:21

Nostalgia. Love it.

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