Sunday, 20 November 2011

Historic York, 1909


Railway companies opened up the country for the public to be able to holiday - just as airlines allow people to fly to other countries today, railways allowed people to travel to other cities and towns etc to experience something new. Seaside towns such as Whitby, Sheringham, Southend, Brighton etc etc all experienced a huge rise in tourism with the come of the railways, and travelling to historic towns and cities was also popular and encouraged by the railway companies that served them. This poster, issued by the North Eastern Railway in 1909, advertised York which has a very strong history and many historical sights. It was also the location of the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway and York has a large Victorian railway station with grand glazed roof which curves with the course of the railway, and is a marvel to see in itself

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