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Seaside Collection

Background imageSeaside Collection: King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

Background imageSeaside Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background imageSeaside Collection: GWR Publication, Through the Window, 1927

GWR Publication, Through the Window, 1927
The GWR tourist guide, Through the Window, was first published in 1924. The guide was a travel companion for passengers on trains between London Paddington and Penzance, Birkenhead and Killarny

Background imageSeaside Collection: Paignton Promenade, Devon, Summer 1950

Paignton Promenade, Devon, Summer 1950
A view looking south along the promenade at Paignton. It is adorned with flags of the World, perhaps celebrating the football World Cup taking place in Brazil during June and July of 1950

Background imageSeaside Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1950

Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1950
A crowd of children are gathered on the beach at Exmouth to watch a showing of Punch and Judy. Other families are enjoying the beach and the sea

Background imageSeaside 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 imageSeaside Collection: Blackpool Sands, Devon, c1950

Blackpool Sands, Devon, c1950
Dozens of families are enjoying the beach at Blackpool Sands. The beach is 4 miles south of Dartmouth

Background imageSeaside Collection: Burnham-on-Sea beach, August 1927

Burnham-on-Sea beach, August 1927
A busy beach scene here, looking north from the pier. The esplanade and sea defences were completed in 1911

Background imageSeaside Collection: Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1924

Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1924
A view of Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall in February 1924. People are taking a stroll along the promenade in the sunshine past the grand Falmouth Hotel

Background imageSeaside 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 imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth from Shaldon, Devon, August 1937

Teignmouth from Shaldon, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, showing the estuary, beaches, town and pier. This image was taken in August 1937 from the Shaldon Botanical Gardens on the southern

Background imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth from Shaldon, Devon, September 1933

Teignmouth from Shaldon, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, showing the estuary, beaches, town and pier. This image was taken in September 1933 from the Shaldon Botanical Gardens on the southern

Background imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1950

Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1950
A GWR publicity view of the East Beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1950. This image was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSeaside Collection: Goodrington Sands, Devon, 1933

Goodrington Sands, Devon, 1933
This view of Goodrington Sands, Paignton, shows hoards of families enjoying the beach. A slide can be seen in the sea providing entertainment for everyone!

Background imageSeaside Collection: Lynmouth, Devon, September 1934

Lynmouth, Devon, September 1934
A view looking south up the short steep hill that is Lynmouth Street by the quay. Lots of families are bustling around the village and harbour

Background imageSeaside Collection: Brixham Harbour, Devon, c1930s

Brixham Harbour, Devon, c1930s
A group of fishermen are gathered at Brixham Harbour, in this view looking south-east. The harbour is busy with fishing vessels

Background imageSeaside Collection: Fowey, Cornwall, c. 1930s

Fowey, Cornwall, c. 1930s
A GWR Publicity view of Fowey in Cornwall, c.1930s. A small group of holidaymakers sit on the rocks overlooking the Fowey River. There is a diving board near them with a gull sitting on it

Background imageSeaside Collection: Newquay, June 1951

Newquay, June 1951
A GWR Publicity view of Newquay, Cornwall in June 1951. The beach is teeming with holidaymakers enjoying themselves by sunbathing and lounging in deckchairs in the early summer sunshine

Background imageSeaside Collection: West Bay, Dorset, c. 1930

West Bay, Dorset, c. 1930
A view looking west up the Esplanade at West Bay. A new development of housing can be seen in the distance on the hill at West Cliff

Background imageSeaside Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1938

Barry Island, Wales, August 1938
View of Barry Island beach, Glamorgan, south Wales, summer 1938. The beach is very, very busy with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background imageSeaside Collection: Barry Island, Glamorgan, Wales, August 1927

Barry Island, Glamorgan, Wales, August 1927
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, summer 1927. The beach is filled with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background imageSeaside Collection: Falmouth, Cornwall, 1928

Falmouth, Cornwall, 1928
A view of Falmouth from Flushing, Cornwall, August 1928. The harbour is teeming with small boats and sailing yachts as the Cornish summer is at its height

Background imageSeaside Collection: Flushing, Cornwall, 1928

Flushing, Cornwall, 1928
A view of Flushing from Greenbank, Falmouth in August 1928. There are lots of pleasure boats and yachts in the harbour. A group of children are enjoying the summer by paddling in the water

Background imageSeaside Collection: Carlyon Bay, Crinnis Beach, Cornwall, c. 1934

Carlyon Bay, Crinnis Beach, Cornwall, c. 1934
View from the cliffs at Carlyon Bay, Crinnis Beach looking down on the Cornish Riviera Club c.1934. A couple are playing tennis on one of the many tennis courts

Background imageSeaside Collection: Crinnis Beach at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall, c. 1930

Crinnis Beach at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR Publicity view of Crinnis Beach at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall around 1930, showing beach huts and tennis courts

Background imageSeaside Collection: Newquay, Cornwall, June 1951

Newquay, Cornwall, June 1951
A GWR publicity view of Great Western Beach at Newquay in Cornwall, June 1951. This image shows a number of holidaymakers on the beach at the base of the island, below the Island House Bridge

Background imageSeaside Collection: Newquay Beach, Cornwall, June 1951

Newquay Beach, Cornwall, June 1951
A GWR publicity view of Great Western Beach and the Island House Bridge at Newquay in Cornwall, June 1951. Holidaymakers are lounging on the sandy beach below the bridge

Background imageSeaside 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 imageSeaside Collection: Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, 1933

Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, 1933
A GWR publicity view of Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, 1933, showing the harbour wall with the seaside town and the beach filled with holidaymakers in the background

Background imageSeaside 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 imageSeaside 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 imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1937

Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of the west end of the beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon. Taken in August 1937 this image shows holidaymakers on the beach

Background imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth from Shaldon, Devon, August 1930

Teignmouth from Shaldon, Devon, August 1930
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Teignmouth taken from the village of Shaldon across the Teign estuary in August 1930

Background imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth, East Beach, August 1950

Teignmouth, East Beach, August 1950
A GWR publicity view of the town beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon. Taken in August 1950 from the sand of the beach

Background imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth Promenade and East Beach, Devon, August 1950

Teignmouth Promenade and East Beach, Devon, August 1950
A GWR publicity view of the promenade and main beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1950. The seafront houses of the Esplanade hide most of the church tower of St Michael s

Background imageSeaside Collection: Teignmouth Promenade, Devon, August 1950

Teignmouth Promenade, Devon, August 1950
A GWR publicity view of the promenade at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1950. Bunting decorates the lamp posts along the front where people are walking in the coastal breeze

Background imageSeaside Collection: Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon, September 1933

Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon. Taken in September 1933 from the shingle, this image shows boats on the beach at low tide

Background imageSeaside Collection: Shaldon Beach, Devon, August 1937

Shaldon Beach, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of Shaldon Beach in Devon, taken in August 1937. This image shows the Marine Parade running along the length of the beach with the headland in the distance

Background imageSeaside Collection: Boats near The Grand Pier at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933

Boats near The Grand Pier at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of the seaside at Teignmouth, Devon in September 1933. This image shows the east or Town Beach and was taken from the Grand Pier with lots of small boats anchored nearby

Background imageSeaside Collection: Boats at Teignmouth Pier, Devon, Summer 1933

Boats at Teignmouth Pier, Devon, Summer 1933
A GWR publicity view of small sailing boats near the Grand Pier at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon. Taken in the summer of 1933 a swimmer wearing a white bathing cap is also in the water

Background imageSeaside Collection: Winter Gardens, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930

Winter Gardens, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930
A GWR publicity view of the Winter Gardens at Teignmouth in Devon, August 1930, showing people playing bowls on a green in front of a small concert hall

Background imageSeaside Collection: East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930

East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930
A GWR publicity view of East or Town Beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1930. This image was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSeaside Collection: East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925

East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925
A GWR publicity view of the seaside at Teignmouth, c.1925. This image shows the east or Town Beach and was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSeaside Collection: Exmouth Promenade, Devon, July 1950

Exmouth Promenade, Devon, July 1950
A GWR publicity view of the Esplanade at the seaside town of Exmouth in Devon, July 1950. Groups of young ladies wearing sunglasses are seen walking along the promenade in the summer sunshine

Background imageSeaside Collection: Exmouth Pavilion, Devon, July 1950

Exmouth Pavilion, Devon, July 1950
A GWR publicity view of the Pavilion along the seafront at Exmouth in Devon, July 1950. This image was taken from the corner of Carlton Hill as it joins the Esplanade or Promenade

Background imageSeaside 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 imageSeaside Collection: Exmouth from Orcombe Point, Devon, July 1936

Exmouth from Orcombe Point, Devon, July 1936
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Exmouth from Orcombe Point to the south east, in Devon, July 1936. Exmouth Beach stretches out along the coastline

Background imageSeaside Collection: Exmouth, Devon, August 1931

Exmouth, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Exmouth in Devon seen from the sea, August 1931. This image shows the row of seafront hotels and villas along Morton Crescent and the Esplanade



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