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Great Yarmouth & Gorleston-on-Sea, LMS and LNER poster, 1923-1947

Great Yarmouth & Gorleston-on-Sea, LMS and LNER poster, 1923-1947


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Great Yarmouth & Gorleston-on-Sea, LMS and LNER poster, 1923-1947

Poster produced for the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Norfolk seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea. The poster shows a young woman wearing a bathing costume standing by the waters edge, holding a large red beach towel, which is billowing out behind her. Artwork by Charles Pears (1873-1958). Printed by Jordison & Co Ltd, London & Middlesbrough. Dimensions: 1011mm x 1272mm

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This print takes us back to the golden era of rail travel, showcasing a stunning poster produced by the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). The artwork, created by Charles Pears, beautifully captures the allure of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea, two charming Norfolk seaside resorts. In this picturesque scene, a young woman stands gracefully at the water's edge. Dressed in a fashionable bathing costume of the time, she exudes elegance and confidence. With one hand holding a large red beach towel that billows behind her in the gentle sea breeze, she epitomizes leisurely enjoyment on these idyllic shores. The artist's attention to detail is remarkable; every brushstroke brings life to this nostalgic masterpiece. From the vibrant colors that evoke feelings of joy and excitement to the meticulous rendering of each wave crashing against the shore, it is evident why Charles Pears was renowned for his artistic talent. Printed by Jordison & Co Ltd in London and Middlesbrough, this poster measures an impressive 1011mm x 1272mm. It serves as both a testament to Britain's rich railway history and an invitation for travelers to explore these enchanting coastal destinations. As we gaze upon this timeless image from National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, we are transported back in time – reminded of an era when rail travel was not only practical but also imbued with romance and adventure.

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