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"Captivating Coastal Charms: A Journey Through Time" Embark on a picturesque voyage along the coast

Background imageCoast Collection: Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)

Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, June 1897. This painting is a wonderful record of a lantern procession held to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Background imageCoast Collection: Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938

Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote monthly return tickets to Cornwall. The poster shows holidaymakers on a beach surrounded by rocks and cliffs

Background imageCoast Collection: Clevedon Pier at sunset K990506

Clevedon Pier at sunset K990506
CLEVEDON PIER, Marine Parade, Clevedon, North Somerset. A view of the pier at sunset

Background imageCoast Collection: RNLI lifeboat Arab I at the quay, Padstow, Cornwall. 1883-1900

RNLI lifeboat Arab I at the quay, Padstow, Cornwall. 1883-1900
The lifeboat Arab I under sail off the quay at Padstow with the railway yards in the background. The lifeboat has a full compliment of women

Background imageCoast Collection: Ramsgate Harbour Railway Station EPW000093

Ramsgate Harbour Railway Station EPW000093
RAMSGATE HARBOUR RAILWAY STATION, Kent, photographed in 1920. Aerial view. The former terminus of the Faversham - Ramsgate line, this station was built in 1863 for 4 platforms

Background imageCoast Collection: Picture No. 11981521

Picture No. 11981521
Wheal Coates - Engine House - St Agnes - Cornwall - UK Date:

Background imageCoast Collection: Landscape: Moeraki boulders at sunset, Otago peninsula, New Zealand

Landscape: Moeraki boulders at sunset, Otago peninsula, New Zealand
Moeraki boulders at sunset, Otago peninsula, New Zealand

Background imageCoast Collection: Downland Rambles, BR poster, 1950s

Downland Rambles, BR poster, 1950s
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) promoting rail services to the East Sussex coast, showing a panoramic view of the cliffs of Beachy Head at Eastbourne

Background imageCoast Collection: Dartmouth Castle J000008

Dartmouth Castle J000008
DARTMOUTH CASTLE, Devon. Aerial view reconstruction drawing of the castle c1550 by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageCoast Collection: Bill Harvey mending a lobster pot, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903

Bill Harvey mending a lobster pot, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903
Bill Harvey mending a large lobster pot. He is standing on rocks in front of the tunnel entrance with skate hanging in the tunnel. Bill was aged 58 when the photograph was taken

Background imageCoast Collection: Coast at Claddaghduff with Omey Island, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Coast at Claddaghduff with Omey Island, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageCoast Collection: Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageCoast Collection: Milford Haven at sunset, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, UK

Milford Haven at sunset, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, UK
Andrew Davies / SpecialistStock

Background imageCoast Collection: Swanage, BR poster, c 1955

Swanage, BR poster, c 1955
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Southern Region to promote rail travel to the coastal resort of Swanage in Dorset. The poster shows a view of Swanage Bay. Artwork by Verney L Danvers

Background imageCoast Collection: Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably June 1922

Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably June 1922
Two young men and three young ladies posed with surf boards on the beach at Perranporth. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageCoast Collection: Clevedon Pier N071847

Clevedon Pier N071847
CLEVEDON PIER, North Somerset. General view of the pier taken from the beach

Background imageCoast Collection: The pier at Lytham St Annes N990008

The pier at Lytham St Annes N990008
LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lancashire. The pier at Lytham St Annes, viewed here at sunset. First built in 1885 and subsequently remodelled, it is made of conventional iron column with a lattice girder design

Background imageCoast Collection: Trebarwith Strand at sunset and high water, Trebarwith, north Cornwall, UK. October 2017

Trebarwith Strand at sunset and high water, Trebarwith, north Cornwall, UK. October 2017

Background imageCoast Collection: Portchester Castle K991184

Portchester Castle K991184
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. View across the site and Portchester Harbour from the top of the keep

Background imageCoast Collection: Sandown Pier EPW043023

Sandown Pier EPW043023
SANDOWN, Isle of Wight. The Paddle Steamer Sandown arriving at Sandown Pier in August 1939. Sandown Pier was originally much shorter

Background imageCoast Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imageCoast Collection: England, Northumberland, Druridge Bay. A dramatic expanse of sand dunes fringing the picturesque

England, Northumberland, Druridge Bay. A dramatic expanse of sand dunes fringing the picturesque beach at Druridge Bay, viwed shortly after sunrise

Background imageCoast Collection: Tintagel Castle K980812

Tintagel Castle K980812
TINTAGEL CASTLE, Cornwall. The gateway to the inner ward

Background imageCoast Collection: Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay April 1992

Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay April 1992

Background imageCoast Collection: Skegness is So Bracing, BR (ER) poster, 1956

Skegness is So Bracing, BR (ER) poster, 1956
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Eastern Region (ER), showing a view of the Embassy Ballroom and a funfair, at the Lincolnshire seaside resort of Skegness

Background imageCoast Collection: Smeatons Tower N080736

Smeatons Tower N080736
SMEATONs TOWER, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon. View of Smeatons Tower which was largely dismantled from Eddystone Rocks and reassembled on Plymouth Hoe as a memorial

Background imageCoast Collection: Scarborough Castle J870079

Scarborough Castle J870079
SCARBOROUGH CASTLE, North Yorkshire. View of the castle across the bay

Background imageCoast Collection: Whitby K011127

Whitby K011127
WHITBY, North Yorkshire. View looking across the harbour to Old Town from West Cliff Abbey hill

Background imageCoast Collection: Four fishermen, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s

Four fishermen, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s
The four fishermen are, from left to right: James Curtis (grandfather of Emma Oliver), Jack Langmaid, William Rowe and William Oliver

Background imageCoast Collection: Tintagel Castle DP248523

Tintagel Castle DP248523
Tintagel Castle, Cornwall. General view of the site

Background imageCoast Collection: Picture No. 11981471

Picture No. 11981471
Hartland Quay - Devon - UK Date:

Background imageCoast Collection: Sunset at Moonta Bay, Copper Coast Region, Northern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Sunset at Moonta Bay, Copper Coast Region, Northern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Moonta Bay is located in the Copper Coast region of Northern Yorke Peninsula South Australia, adjacent to the historic town of Moonta and Port Hughes

Background imageCoast Collection: England, Northumberland, Newbiggin by the sea

England, Northumberland, Newbiggin by the sea. Coal dust revealed by a retreating wave on the Newbiggin by the sea beach

Background imageCoast Collection: Godrevy Island and Lighthouse - from Gwithian - thrift - Cornwall - UK

Godrevy Island and Lighthouse - from Gwithian - thrift - Cornwall - UK
DAC-269 Godrevy Island and Lighthouse - from Gwithian - thrift Cornwall - UK David Chapman Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCoast Collection: Aldeburgh Beach, Suffolk a082550

Aldeburgh Beach, Suffolk a082550
ALDEBURGH BEACH, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Fisherman tipping a wicker basket at the seas edge with gulls wheeling overhead and a sea mark in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay in 1977

Background imageCoast Collection: Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563

Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " The Iveagh Seapiece " by TURNER JMW. Also known as " Coast Scene of Fishermen Hauling a Boat Ashore "

Background imageCoast Collection: The Neck of Bruny Island, South Eastern Coast of Tasmania, Australia

The Neck of Bruny Island, South Eastern Coast of Tasmania, Australia
Bruny Island is an island off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, from which it is separated by the D Entrecasteaux Channel

Background imageCoast Collection: Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965

Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965
The Smile in Smiling Somerset. Poster produced by British Railways (BR) to promote train services to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. Artwork by an unknown artist

Background imageCoast Collection: Bamburgh Castle K021974

Bamburgh Castle K021974
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. General view of the castle and beach

Background imageCoast Collection: Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk K020473

Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk K020473
HUNSTANTON BEACH, Norfolk. View of cliffs and rocks on beach

Background imageCoast Collection: England, Tyne and Wear, Whitley Bay. Incoming tide engulfs the causeway linking St Marys Island &

England, Tyne and Wear, Whitley Bay. Incoming tide engulfs the causeway linking St Marys Island & lifehouse to the mainland

Background imageCoast Collection: England, Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle and dunes near Bamburgh village

England, Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle and dunes near Bamburgh village

Background imageCoast Collection: Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039

Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. " Three Castles". Unknown artist. Painting of Deal, Walmer and Sandown Castles during late 17th century

Background imageCoast Collection: HMS Warspite EAW005978

HMS Warspite EAW005978
HMS WARSPITE, Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Warspite was launched in 1913 and saw action with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Background imageCoast Collection: Botallack Mine K021793

Botallack Mine K021793
BOTALLACK MINE, Cornwall. View of the mine buildings on cliff overlooking the sea

Background imageCoast Collection: Blackpool a047928

Blackpool a047928
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. An elderly man on holiday paddling in the sea, with Blackpool Tower in the background. Date range 1946-1955. John Gay

Background imageCoast Collection: The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond

The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond, Carbis Bay, Lelant
A view of the Bessie wrecked at Carbis Bay, broadside to the surf, with the machinery of the Vulture beyond. SS Bessie (ON 49984) was an iron three masted brigantine rigged steamer of 287 tons gross

Background imageCoast Collection: The Rumps, Pentire Head, late evening light with the Devon Coastal Path, Polzeath, Cornwall, UK

The Rumps, Pentire Head, late evening light with the Devon Coastal Path, Polzeath, Cornwall, UK. June 2015



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"Captivating Coastal Charms: A Journey Through Time" Embark on a picturesque voyage along the coast, as we explore the timeless beauty captured in various artworks and posters. From the Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village by A. G. Sherwood Hunter to the vibrant GWR poster showcasing Cornwall in 1938, these glimpses into history transport us to an era of simpler pleasures. The BR poster from the 1950s titled "Downland Rambles" invites us to wander through scenic landscapes, while LMS/LNER's captivating artwork of Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea (1923-1947) beckons with its alluring charm. Meanwhile, Swanage's BR poster circa 1955 entices visitors with promises of idyllic coastal experiences. Travel back to June 1922 and witness surfers riding waves at Perranporth beach in Cornwall, their exhilaration palpable even through time. Clevedon Pier stands tall and proud in two stunning photographs - one capturing its essence during daylight hours (N071847), while another showcases its ethereal beauty at sunset (K990506). Further north lies Bamburgh Castle, majestically perched on a rugged coastline (K021974). Its imposing presence serves as a reminder of both strength and elegance amidst nature's grandeur. In contrast, four fishermen from Polperro take center stage in an old photograph dating back to the late 1800s; their resilience echoing through generations. As we journey further along this enchanting coastline, Weston-super-Mare's BR poster from 1948-1965 lures us with promises of leisurely seaside escapes. Finally, Druridge Bay unveils its dramatic expanse of sand dunes fringing a picturesque beach - nature's masterpiece awaiting our admiration. Coastal wonders have forever captivated hearts throughout history; they are windows into the past and gateways to tranquility.