Weston Super Mare, Somerset, British Railways Travel by Train Poster Print
'Weston-Super-Mare', BR poster, 1948-1965.
Vintage travel poster produced by British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel to Weston-Super-Mare, 'Somerset's All Year Round Resort'. Artwork by Krogman.
The image shows Weston-Super-Mare as it used to be. The Large building that you can see in the poster is the Winter Gardens.
The Winter Gardens had its doors first opened to the public on 14th July 1927 by Earnest Palmer, Deputy Chairman of the Great Western Railway. It became the focal point of the community who for many years dined, danced and socialised there. In 1950, the magnificent sea facing columns were filled in to provide space for a café area that is still in existence today and lights were installed on the Dome as part of the sea-front illumination.
In 1989 The Winter Gardens closed for a multi-million pound development. A complete refurbishment and extension into the new Town Square Gardens transformed the building into the one it is today. Whilst still retaining the classic 1920’s grandeur, the venue now boasts an extensive modern Conference and Entertainment facility.
This is truly an outstanding quality poster. It is printed on Fuji crystal archive photographic paper and is by no means a flimsy poster.
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