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Tourism Collection

Background imageTourism 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 imageTourism Collection: Holiday Haunts guide book, 1947

Holiday Haunts guide book, 1947
A 1947 edition of the popular Holiday Haunts guide books published by the GWR. A glamorous blonde poses in a white two-part swimming costume in front of a lively beach scene

Background imageTourism Collection: St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and Pitch & Putt, c. 1950s

St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and Pitch & Putt, c. 1950s
A view of St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and the Pitch & Putt at St Ives, Cornwall, c.1950s. The station opened in 1877

Background imageTourism Collection: Milnes-Daimler 30 HP Omnibus, 1910

Milnes-Daimler 30 HP Omnibus, 1910
Seen here as a publicity bus

Background imageTourism Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Background imageTourism Collection: Weymouth, August 1929

Weymouth, August 1929
Holidaymakers on the beach at Weymouth in the 1929. There are white beach tents and deckchairs, with people sunbathing and playing games nearby

Background imageTourism Collection: Winter in the West publicity guide, 1933

Winter in the West publicity guide, 1933
This publicity brochure was produced by the GWR in 1933. It was designed by Leonard Cusden and used to promote winter holiday destinations

Background imageTourism Collection: Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire, July 1932

Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire, July 1932
A GWR Publicity view of Carding Mill Valley at Church Stretton, Shropshire in July 1932. A group of ladies exploring the heathland by bicycle have stopped at the side of the road near a cottage

Background imageTourism Collection: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, c. 1920s

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, c.1920s. The massive sarsen monoliths of this famous ancient monument lie fallen on Salisbury Plain

Background imageTourism 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 imageTourism Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, August 1938

Barry Island Beach, Wales, August 1938
View of Barry Island beach, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1938. The beach is very, very crowded and the water is teeming with holidaymakers

Background imageTourism 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 imageTourism Collection: Castle Beach, Falmouth, July 1934

Castle Beach, Falmouth, July 1934
View of Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, July 1934. Holidaymakers are on the beach and bathing the sea. The Falmouth Hotel can be seen on the right of the picture

Background imageTourism Collection: Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939

Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939
A view of the River Thames and lock-keepers cottage, with the lock-keeper winding the lock gates at Pangbourne, upriver of Reading in Berkshire, at the height of summer in 1939

Background imageTourism Collection: Bather, August 1931

Bather, August 1931
GWR publicity image of a woman wearing a diamond patterned swimming costume and cap leaning over a wall at the seaside in August 1931

Background imageTourism Collection: Wookey Hole Caves, Witches Kitchen

Wookey Hole Caves, Witches Kitchen
A GWR Publicity view of the Witches Kitchen cave at Wookey Hole show caves in Somerset, c.1920s-30s

Background imageTourism Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1927

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

Background imageTourism Collection: Roche Chapel, Cornwall, c. 1920s

Roche Chapel, Cornwall, c. 1920s
View of Roche Chapel, Cornwall, c.1920s. The medieval ruins of the chapel dedicated to St. Michael juts out of the granite rock near the Cornish village of Roche

Background imageTourism Collection: Falmouth - Castle Beach, July 1934

Falmouth - Castle Beach, July 1934
View of Castle Beach & Pendennis Head, Falmouth, Cornwall in July 1934. An exotic tree offers shade to guests staying at the Gwendra Hotel along Cliff Road

Background imageTourism Collection: Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, Wales, August 1927

Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, Wales, August 1927
View of Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, south Wales in summer in 1927. Holidaymakers are strolling along the promenade and sitting on the beach. Luens Corner House & Tea Room is in the background

Background imageTourism Collection: Castle Rock at Lynmouth, Devon, c. 1920s

Castle Rock at Lynmouth, Devon, c. 1920s
A view of Castle Rock at the Valley of Rocks near Lynmouth in North Devon. This photograph was taken around the 1920s probably to encourage tourism on Exmoor

Background imageTourism Collection: Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9910, 1952

Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9910, 1952

Background imageTourism Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing dining room, 1934

Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing dining room, 1934

Background imageTourism Collection: Interior of Camp Coach showing dining room, 1935

Interior of Camp Coach showing dining room, 1935

Background imageTourism Collection: Interior of Camp Coach showing bunk beds, 1935

Interior of Camp Coach showing bunk beds, 1935

Background imageTourism Collection: Interior of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing kitchen, 1934

Interior of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing kitchen, 1934

Background imageTourism Collection: Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9902

Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9902

Background imageTourism Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing sleeping compartment, 1934

Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing sleeping compartment, 1934


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