Title - Choose Ramsgate and come by train.
Location - Ramsgate, Kent, England.
Artist - Anon, but possibly by Alan Durman (1905-1963).
Description - A great image of a family having fun with a beach ball on the beach at Ramsgate. This may be the fourth in a poster series by Durman, but it is unsigned. The other three consist of a woman alone, woman and man, woman man and baby, so this could be the follow up with a growing child. This is of course just speculation!
Year Published - 1961
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railway Travel Poster.
Published by the Southern Region of British Railways AD8947 A2 19661
Printed by Gilbt. Whitehead & Co Ltd
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Folds, with minor wear-through, small edge tears. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
If it is by Alan Durman (otherwise, it's just Anon).
Alan Durman had photographic training in Weymouth, moved to London, working in window display and was soon appointed to the Display Department of the Imperial Tobacco Co. as artist and photographer. During the War he served as an officer in the R.A.S.C.
He worked in all types of materials and gained a reputation as a mural artist, producing work for the Berkeley Cafe, Clifton and in Saltford Community Hall. He was a successful poster designer for Eastern National Coach Company and produced many bathing belle posters for British Railways during the 1950s and 60s.