Thought for Friday

Taking a break

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
John B. Priestly

The Lake District LMS advert

Lake District LMS advert

The good weather has come early and bright sunshine bathes the city in a warm glow. Everywhere thoughts are turning to the Easter Break. So just before I enjoy a well deserved holiday I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the way holidays in the UK were advertised in the past.

1951 holiday British Rai

1951 holiday ad British Rail

Enticing the great british public to the ‘joyful’ pleasures of a week or so away in one of our UK tourist hot spots has had something of a renaissance  in recent years with television ads for Scotland, Wales and various locations in the UK, most recently Yorkshire. But back in the 50s and 60s the ads may have been less sophisticated but they have an appeal all of their own.

Butlins 50s brochure

Butlin's brochure 1950

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