Sunday, 24 August 2014

Retrospectives - railway posters

Retrospectives - Looking back at old memories to bring the past into the future.

On a visit to the Severn Valley Railway Engine House, I enjoyed looking at lots of the old railway posters.  I love these so much.  The design of them, the memories that they invoke of travel in days gone past.  Sorry that these pictures are not the greatest, I hope that you will get the idea of what the posters look like though!















Amy

34 comments:

  1. They should bring them back! They're lovely, much nicer than the modern tat we have now x

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  2. I like these old posters too :)

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  3. Cornwall seems to be very well represented in Train Posters, I love them x

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  4. Oh I love old seaside posters, I like the old travel company ones too :) x

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  5. What lovely old posters, I do like their style. X

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  6. Those are a fun series of posters. Beautiful too! They make me want to visit the places depicted.

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  7. These are really neat....in the day they were a part of dreams of travel to somewhere new.

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  8. I agree with Julee - much prettier than what is made today....
    Xxx

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  9. Lovely! I watch Doc Martin on Netflix, over and over, so I can see the views of Cornwall.

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  10. These posters are lovely, I could immediately go on holiday when looking at them. I just found your blog and spend some time looking at your posts. I will come back again! Have a nice sunday, Viola

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  11. Oh I love these posters, they are so colourful and iconic. They sell quite a few of these down here in Devon and I'm always happy to see them.

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  12. LOVE these posters too! So much more evocative than their modern day counterparts.
    xx

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  13. We're big fans of these wonderful posters as well. I especially like Looe, the Cornwall ones and Jersey. They make it all look so enticing. CJ xx

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  14. These are a joy, I'd love one of these for my wall! I love old posters, I think they are really interesting and cheerful. :)

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  15. Oh, lovely, Amy - I love the old railways posters - so evocative of a bygone era when life happened at a slower pace than today:)

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  16. Lovely posters Amy. I bought some of these posters in card form in the eighties. I think they must be somewhere in my study :-)! Your posters brought back lovely memories :-)

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

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  17. I love old posters Amy:))
    Look beauty!
    xo

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  18. They're great! I love the colours and the style :) xx

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  19. They are so evocative of days gone by aren't they - when everyone used to travel by rail - I wonder if you could find the view the same if you visited those places now.

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  20. Posters like these always make a fortune on Flog It! Unfortunately, we don't have any hidden away in our attic! :o)

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  21. Thank you for showing us these lovely old posters - advertisers would do well to look into the past for inspiration.

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  22. Aren't they lovely. So innocent. Not relying on anything other than a great picture. Xx

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  23. I have a thing for everything that is old as I think I was meant for the 1920's! Those posters scream vintage and I love them!!! Oh I would so hang those up in my home!!! I hope you are doing good sweetie!! Take care and here is to a new week! Nicole xoxo

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  24. They are lovely! The illustrations from olden days sure were a lot nicer than what we find now. The boys and I took a gauge rail between Durango and Silverton CO. They were not impressed at all since a one hour trip took several hours due to the slowness of the train. Plus, we were in the first open air gondola behind what made the engine run ... coal ... so had cinders all over us. No one warned me of that when I bought the tickets. Oh well! Have a good week. Tammy

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  25. Great to see all the old poster.

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  26. These are wonderful! They truly capture the essence of place. xo

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  27. Really lovely, and as another person said, they make you want to visit there. Tourist boards sit up and take note!

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  28. I love railways. We passed two disused railway staions yesterday. It's such a shame that so many of the railway lines in Northern Ireland have been abandoned.

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  29. I love these. When I visited London for the first time, in 1989, the Underground ran a series of posters depicting each stop along the Tube. I bought one of the Kew Gardens stop and it still adorns my basement wall and brings back great memories. These remind me of those posters. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I do like the style of these old posters - my favourite was Paignton - looks like she's having lots of fun! x

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  31. Beautiful posters, with real style.

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  32. As you already know I share your love of old railway posters those pictures are so beautiful. Sarah x

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