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Last Stop Scarborough

Sat 6 July 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014

Scarborough tonic holiday posterExploring Scarborough's tourism heyday through the art and posters of the time.

Including the hugely popular Railway and Corporation posters and rarely seen watercolours of Victorian Scarborough. This exhibition will explore Scarborough's place in history as the first seaside resort and will cover popular themes such as the coming of the railways, the beneficial qualities of sea bathing and the saucy seaside postcard as well as some of the hidden stories of life in a major seaside resort.

Many of our lunctime talks during the exhibition will be themed to further explore the history behind the poster and objects on display.

 

 

 

We have gathered together some links to related material here:

Penny Licks - Featured as an object of the week

The oldest record of the use of bathing machines - Hosted by BBC Your Paintings

The Spa has always been a key part of the tourism offer - Hosted by BBC Your Paintings 

Bush Radio - Featured as an object of the week

Charabanc - Featured as an object of the week

Man 'O' War - Featured as an object of the week

Tonic Holiday Poster - Featured as an object of the week

Royal Hotel Architects Drawings - Featured as an object of the week

 

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