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Not a Gamble!, GSWR poster, 1910

Not a Gamble!, GSWR poster, 1910


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Not a Gamble!, GSWR poster, 1910

Poster produced for Glasgow & South Western Railway (GSWR) to promote train services to resorts along the Ayrshire coast. The theme of the poster is that there is no chance involved in choosing a resort in Ayrshire because they are all winners. The poster shows a hand holding playing cards, each with the name of a town written on it: Largs, Fairlie, West Kilbride, Ardrosan, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Irvine, Barasie, Troon, Prestwick, Ayr, Girvan and Turnberry. Activities on offer are bathing, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, bowls

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Not a Gamble! Discover the Winning Resorts of Ayrshire with GSWR

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. Step back in time to 1910 and embark on a nostalgic journey along the picturesque Ayrshire coast with this vintage poster from Glasgow & South Western Railway (GSWR). Capturing the essence of an era when train travel was at its peak, this print exudes charm and promises endless delights. The theme of the poster is clear - there is no chance involved in choosing a resort in Ayrshire because they are all winners. In a clever play on cards, each town along the coast is represented by its own playing card, held delicately by an unseen hand. From Largs to Turnberry, these towns beckon visitors with their unique offerings. Bathing, boating, fishing - indulge your senses in refreshing seaside activities that will rejuvenate your soul. For sports enthusiasts, golf courses await your swing while tennis courts invite friendly matches. And for those seeking relaxation amidst stunning landscapes, bowls provide tranquil moments to savor. This artful creation transports us to an era where simplicity reigned supreme and nature's beauty was cherished above all else. It reminds us that making memories need not be left up to chance; instead, we can confidently choose any destination along the Ayrshire coast knowing that we are bound for an unforgettable experience. As you gaze upon this timeless masterpiece from National Railway Museum's collection, let it inspire you to explore new horizons without hesitation or doubt. Let it remind you

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