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Background imageCoastal Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea on the southern coast of Devon, taken from Burgh Island in September 1935. The image shows the art-deco style Burgh Island Hotel and a number of houses

Background imageCoastal Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea on the southern coast of Devon, taken from Burgh Island in September 1935. The image shows what is now The Pilchard Inn on the tidal island

Background imageCoastal Collection: St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s

St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s
A view of St Ives Station, Cornwall, c.1950s with steam locomotives departing and arriving into the station. The station opened in 1877 and is the terminus for the line from St Erth a few miles away

Background imageCoastal Collection: The Seafront at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931

The Seafront at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the seafront at Sidmouth in South Devon, taken in August 1931. This image shows the many groynes going out to sea and holidaymakers on the shingle beach enjoying themselves

Background imageCoastal Collection: Portreath, Cornwall, September 1928

Portreath, Cornwall, September 1928
A GWR publicity view of Portreath, near Redruth in Cornwall, September 1928. Portreath beach lies below with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine on the North Cornish coast

Background imageCoastal Collection: The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930

The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of the Banjo Pier at Looe in Cornwall, c.1930. The pier was the first of its type built in the world and is so called because it looks like a banjo from above

Background imageCoastal Collection: Greve de Lecq, Jersey, c. 1930s

Greve de Lecq, Jersey, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of La Greve de Lecq on the northern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, summer c.1934. This image shows the beach with holidaymakers enjoying the summer weather; sunbathing

Background imageCoastal Collection: Looe, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR Publicity view of the small coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, August 1936. Holidaymakers are swimming in the sea just off East Looe Beach with small fishing boats further out in the water

Background imageCoastal Collection: Lynmouth from Lynton, Devon, 1929

Lynmouth from Lynton, Devon, 1929
A view of Lynmouth from Lynton showing the north Devon coastal cliffs in the distance, taken in August 1929. The original iconic Rhenish Tower can be seen on the pier at the bottom of this image

Background imageCoastal Collection: Sennen Cove, Cornwall, c. 1910

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, c. 1910
A GWR Publicity view of Sennen Cove (Porth Senan), near Lands End, Cornwall, c.1910. The pale sand of Sennen Beach stretches into the distance as the coastline curves round to form a quiet Cornish

Background imageCoastal Collection: Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, 1927

Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, 1927
Atmospheric view of Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, August 1927. The tide is out and a number of rowing boats and small fishing vessels are moored up on the bed of the harbour

Background imageCoastal Collection: Coverack, Cornwall

Coverack, Cornwall
Picturesque view of Coverack, Cornwall in the early 20th century. A couple of motor cars make their way up the quiet road past thatched cottages overlooking the rocky beach

Background imageCoastal Collection: Cadgwith, Cornwall, c. 1920s

Cadgwith, Cornwall, c. 1920s
View of the village of Cadgwith, Cornwall, c.1920s. The beach is just visible behind a number of cottages and boat shed buildings

Background imageCoastal Collection: St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950

St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950
A GWR publicity view of St Michaels Mount near Penzance in Cornwall, c.1950, showing the castle and mount silhouetted against the sky and several small boats pulled up onto the beach

Background imageCoastal Collection: Par Cliffs, Cornwall, May 1949

Par Cliffs, Cornwall, May 1949
A GWR publicity view of the cliffs at Par Sands, Cornwall, May 1949. Par Beach lies on the Cornish Riviera by the fishing port of Par which became an important industrial town in the 19th century for

Background imageCoastal Collection: Newquay, Cornwall, 1933

Newquay, Cornwall, 1933
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Newquay in Cornwall, taken from the Towan Headland area in 1933. The image shows the cliffs and beaches of Newquay from between two gateway posts

Background imageCoastal Collection: Newquay Golf Course & Pentire Beach, Cornwall, c. 1927

Newquay Golf Course & Pentire Beach, Cornwall, c. 1927
A GWR publicity view of Newquay Golf Course on the Pentire Headland, c.1927. The image shows several people playing a round of golf on the green with Fistral Beach

Background imageCoastal Collection: Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, July 1923

Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, July 1923
A GWR publicity view of Newquay Harbour on the northern coast of Cornwall, July 1923, showing a number of sailing boats moored up in the harbour at low tide

Background imageCoastal Collection: Banjo Quay and Beach at Looe, Cornwall, August 1951

Banjo Quay and Beach at Looe, Cornwall, August 1951
A GWR publicity view of the Banjo Pier at Looe in Cornwall, August 1951. The pier was the first of its type built in the world and is so called because it looks like a banjo from above

Background imageCoastal Collection: Entrance to Looe Harbour, Cornwall, August 1936

Entrance to Looe Harbour, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall. Taken in August 1936 this image shows the entrance to harbour at low tide with people boarding a small boat

Background imageCoastal Collection: Looe Quay, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe Quay, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the quay at Looe in Cornwall, August 1936, showing men on the deck of a boat moored up in the harbour with wooden crates filled with rope or fishing nets

Background imageCoastal Collection: Looe, Cornwall, March 1924

Looe, Cornwall, March 1924
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, taken in March 1924 and looking upstream. The church tower of The Parish of Saint Nicholas is in the bottom right of the image

Background imageCoastal Collection: Kynance Cove, Cornwall, July 1924

Kynance Cove, Cornwall, July 1924
A GWR publicity view of the coast at Kynance Cove in Cornwall, July 1924. The stretch of sand seen here is Pentreath Beach

Background imageCoastal Collection: Sennen Cove near Lands End, Cornwall, c. 1950

Sennen Cove near Lands End, Cornwall, c. 1950
A GWR publicity view of Sennen Cove near Lands End in Cornwall, c.1950, showing the village in the foreground with the Porth Senan harbour wall stretching out into the dark water of the bay

Background imageCoastal Collection: Maidencombe, near Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937

Maidencombe, near Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of the beach at Maidencombe, near Teignmouth in Devon. Taken in August 1937, this image shows holidaymakers enjoying the beach and bathing in the calm sea

Background imageCoastal Collection: The Promenade at Exmouth, Devon, July 1950

The Promenade at Exmouth, Devon, July 1950
A GWR publicity view of the Esplanade or Promenade at the seaside town of Exmouth in Devon, July 1950. The Pavilion can just be seen on the right of the image and Exmouth Beach

Background imageCoastal Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea Sands, Devon, August 1928

Bigbury-on-Sea Sands, Devon, August 1928
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea Sands, on the southern coast of Devon, August 1928. Holidaymakers appear to be beach-combing on the sand during low tide between Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island

Background imageCoastal Collection: Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s

Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of the port town of Bideford, on the northern coast of Devon, c.1930s. The image was taken up the hill from the eastern shore of the River Torridge

Background imageCoastal Collection: Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Burgh Island on the southern coast of Devon. Taken from Bigbury or Bantham Sands, opposite Bigbury-on-Sea in September 1935

Background imageCoastal Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea & Burgh Island, Devon, August 1928

Bigbury-on-Sea & Burgh Island, Devon, August 1928
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea & Burgh Island on the southern coast of Devon, August 1928. Burgh Island is a small tidal island connected to the mainland at low tide via Bigbury Beach

Background imageCoastal Collection: Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, September 1935

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity image taken from Burgh Island near Bigbury-on-Sea in Devon, September 1935, showing a beached small pleasure yacht

Background imageCoastal Collection: Bantham Sands, Devon, August 1928

Bantham Sands, Devon, August 1928
A GWR publicity view of Bantham Beach on the south Devon coast, August 1928, showing holidaymakers and day-trippers strolling along the sands at low tide

Background imageCoastal Collection: Sidmouth Beach, Devon, August 1931

Sidmouth Beach, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the beach and promenade at Sidmouth in South Devon taken in August 1931. People are strolling along the front while holidaymakers are relaxing in deckchairs on the beach

Background imageCoastal Collection: On the Beach at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1936

On the Beach at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the shingle beach at Sidmouth in South Devon in August 1936. The beach is full of holidaymakers enjoying the summer sunshine; lounging in deckchairs and paddling in the sea

Background imageCoastal Collection: Sidmouth from Salcombe Hill, Devon, October 1925

Sidmouth from Salcombe Hill, Devon, October 1925
A GWR publicity view of Sidmouth taken from Salcombe Hill in Devon in October 1925. The view shows Sidmouth surrounded by fields and cliffs to the east and west

Background imageCoastal Collection: Overview of The Promenade at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931

Overview of The Promenade at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity image taken in August 1931 of the Promenade at Sidmouth in South Devon. Seen at high tide, waves are crashing on to the Esplanade along the front

Background imageCoastal Collection: Havre Gosselin, Sark, 1925

Havre Gosselin, Sark, 1925
A GWR publicity view of Havre Gosselin on the western coast of Sark in the Channel Islands, taken in 1925. A number of small boats are using this natural harbour to moor up safely

Background imageCoastal Collection: Port du Moulin, Sark, 1925

Port du Moulin, Sark, 1925
A GWR publicity view of Port du Moulin on the north-western coast of Sark in the Channel Islands, 1925. This image shows the distinctive coastal arches in the bay

Background imageCoastal Collection: Les Autelets, Sark, 1925

Les Autelets, Sark, 1925
A GWR publicity view of Les Autelets on Sark in the Channel Islands, taken in 1925. These rocks have been painted and photographed for well over 100 years

Background imageCoastal Collection: La Greve de Lecq, Jersey, August 1934

La Greve de Lecq, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR publicity view of La Greve de Lecq on the northern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, August 1934. This image shows the beach with holidaymakers enjoying the summer weather; deckchairs

Background imageCoastal Collection: La Rocque, Jersey, June 1925

La Rocque, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of La Rocque on the south-eastern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, taken in June 1925. This image shows the harbour

Background imageCoastal Collection: Pinnacle Rock, near L Etacq at St Ouens Bay, Jersey

Pinnacle Rock, near L Etacq at St Ouens Bay, Jersey
A GWR publicity view of Pinnacle Rock near L Etacq at the northern end of St Ouens Bay on Jersey in the Channel Islands. This image was taken in June 1925 and shows one motor car

Background imageCoastal Collection: Archirondel & St Catherines Bay, Jersey, June 1925

Archirondel & St Catherines Bay, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of Archirondel & St Catherines Bay on the eastern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, June 1925. In the foreground is the beach at Archirondel

Background imageCoastal Collection: La Collette, St Helier, Jersey, August 1934

La Collette, St Helier, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR publicity view of St Helier from the promenade at La Collette on Jersey in the Channel Islands. Taken in August 1934 the havre des pas bathing pool

Background imageCoastal Collection: St Aubins Bay and Fort, Jersey, August 1934

St Aubins Bay and Fort, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR publicity view of St Aubins Bay and Fort on Jersey in the Channel Islands, taken in August 1934. Holidaymakers are looking out into the bay towards the fort which is accessed via a causeway

Background imageCoastal Collection: St Aubins Beach, Jersey, June 1925

St Aubins Beach, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of St Aubins Beach on the southern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, June 1925. To the south of the coastal village of St Aubin lies a woodland that hugs the shore

Background imageCoastal Collection: St Helier, Jersey, June 1925

St Helier, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of St Helier on the south coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, June 1925. The beach stretches all along the scene with Elizabeth Castle in the distance

Background imageCoastal Collection: St Johns Bay, Jersey, c. 1920s

St Johns Bay, Jersey, c. 1920s
A GWR publicity view of St Johns Bay on the northern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, c.1920s, showing the Bonne Nuit Pier and the rocky inlet



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