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Bangor, Northern Ireland, BR poster, 1955

Bangor, Northern Ireland, BR poster, 1955



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Bangor, Northern Ireland, BR poster, 1955

Poster produced for British Railways (BR) London Midland Region to promote rail travel to the seaside town of Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. The poster shows a view of boats in the harbour, with holidaymakers sunbathing on the rocks. Artwork by A J Wilson

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This print takes us back to the summer of 1955, when British Railways (BR) London Midland Region released a poster promoting rail travel to the picturesque seaside town of Bangor in County Down, Northern Ireland. The artwork, skillfully created by A J Wilson, beautifully captures the essence of this charming coastal destination. In this scene, we are transported to Bangor's bustling harbour. The image showcases an array of boats gently bobbing on the calm waters while holidaymakers soak up the sun on nearby rocks. It is a snapshot that perfectly encapsulates the allure and tranquility of this idyllic seaside retreat. The vibrant colors used in this poster evoke a sense of warmth and relaxation, enticing viewers to embark on their own adventure to Bangor. With its stunning coastline and inviting atmosphere, it's no wonder why so many flocked here for their holidays. Preserved within the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print serves as a nostalgic reminder of an era when rail travel was not only practical but also synonymous with exploration and discovery. It invites us to step into history and experience firsthand what drew people towards these enchanting destinations like magnets. Whether you have fond memories or simply appreciate vintage artistry at its finest, this remarkable piece transports you back in time – where sea meets land and dreams meet reality – all through one mesmerizing photograph.

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