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Troon - Ideal Holiday Resort, MR / G&SWR poster, c 1920

Troon - Ideal Holiday Resort, MR  /  G&SWR poster, c 1920


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Troon - Ideal Holiday Resort, MR / G&SWR poster, c 1920

Poster produced for Midland Railway (MR) and Glasgow & South Western Railway (G&SWR) to promote rail travel to Troon, South Ayrshire. The poster shows a lady golfer on the the famous golf course in Troon, with the beach, sea and mountains in the background. The poster advertises six golf courses, boating, bathing, tennis and bowling, in addition to a sandy beach. Artwork by J Y Wright. Dimensions: 1015 mm x 636 mm

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This vintage poster, dating back to the 1920s, transports us to the idyllic holiday destination of Troon in South Ayrshire. Created by artist J Y Wright for the Midland Railway and Glasgow & South Western Railway, this print was designed to entice travelers to explore this charming coastal town. The focal point of the poster is a graceful lady golfer on one of Troon's renowned golf courses. With her poised swing and elegant attire, she epitomizes both leisure and sophistication. Behind her lies a breathtaking backdrop that showcases the beauty of Troon - from its sandy beach stretching out into the sparkling sea to majestic mountains towering in the distance. Beyond golfing, this advertisement highlights an array of activities available in Troon. The poster proudly promotes six distinct golf courses as well as boating, bathing, tennis, and bowling facilities. It paints a picture-perfect image of a vibrant resort town where visitors can indulge in various recreational pursuits while basking in nature's splendor. Measuring at 1015 mm x 636 mm, this stunning artwork captures not only the essence of Troon but also serves as a testament to the golden age of rail travel. Preserved by Science Museum's National Railway Museum collection, it stands as a nostalgic reminder of an era when railways were instrumental in connecting people with their dream destinations like Troon - an ideal holiday haven for those seeking relaxation and adventure amidst Scotland's picturesque landscapes.

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