Vintage Tourism and Travel Posters – Scarborough
Vintage posters from a golden age of travel and tourism go on display at Scarborough’s Woodend later this week.
Dating from the 1910s to the 1960s, the posters in ‘Scarborough: A Day at the Seaside’ (7 March to 26 April) were issued by the-then Scarborough Corporation’s tourism department, and by rail companies operating in the area.
They will include nostalgic images including a family of penguins seeking shade under a parasol on Scarborough’s South Bay beach alongside other bright and idyllic scenes from a bygone era.
“Vibrant and colourful”
The prints in the exhibition are all taken from the 200-plus original posters held in the Scarborough Collections, cared for by Scarborough Museums Trust.
Andrew Clay, Chief Executive of Scarborough Museums Trust, says: “This will be a vibrant and colourful exhibition recalling an age when travelling by train for a holiday at the seaside was the height of sophistication.”
Limited edition prints of the posters on display will be available to buy all actual size.
A Day at the Seaside is at the gallery at Woodend from Saturday 7 March to 26 April 2020. The gallery is open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.
Below is a collection of posters from the exhibition.