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Posters, Handbills & Timetables

Posters

The poster collection contains examples of posters dating from the late 19th Century to the present day. These include an example of original art work and the poster that was finally produced.

A large East Anglia Steamship Company Belle Steamers 1920’s poster measuring 76×51 cms advertising sailings during June from London Bridge to Southend, Clacton and Walton and Felixstowe, Southwold, Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

Author: H Clarke & Co. LondonSource: Ted Groom CollectionAccession number: 2018.4.143

A large poster measuring 76×51 cms, advertising sailings on PS Laguna Belle from Tower Pier, Greenwich and North Woolwich to Clacton-on-Sea, non stop.

Author: Clacton Graphic Co. Ltd.Source: Ted Groom CollectionAccession number: 2018.4.148

A large Belle Steamers circa 1928 poster measuring 76×51 cm advertising PS London Belle as the “First Boat” sailing to Southend and Margate from Greenwich and North Woolwich.

Author: H B Bland and Co.Source: Ted Groom CollectionAccession number: 2004.135

A large R S Steamship poster measuring 76×51 cms advertising “Early Boat” sailings on PS London Belle from Greenwich and North Woolwich Piers to Southend and Margate.

Author: H Clarke & Co. LondonSource: Ted Groom Collection

A large Belle Steamers poster measuring 76×51 cms, advertising sailings on PS Yarmouth Belle from London to Southend, Clacton and Walton.

Author: H Clarke & Co. LondonSource: Ted Groom CollectionAccession number: 2018.4.149

A large Royal Sovereign Steamship Co. poster measuring 76×51 cms, advertising daily trips on Royal Sovereign and Belle Steamers from London Bridge to Southend, Margate, Ramsgate, Clacton, Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

Author: UnknownSource: Ted Groom CollectionAccession number: 2018.4.145

A large PS Royal Sovereign and Belle Steamers, circa 1927 poster advertising daily sailings to Southend, Margate, Ramsgate, Clacton, Walton, Felixstowe, Southwold, Lowestoft, Gorleston and Yarmouth.

Author: H Clarke & Co. LondonSource: Ted Groom CollectionAccession number: 2018.4.146

A large David Hutcheson & Co. “Royal Mail Steamers” poster, June 1869, advertising sailings by the “Royal Route via the Crinan & Caledonian Canals between Glasgow and the Highlands”.

Author: UnknownSource: Donation

A Paddle Steamer Preservation Society poster advertising sailings on PS Waverley from Gourock.

Author: PSPSSource: PSPSAccession number: 2012.30.18

A pre WW2 General Steam Navigation Company poster advertising daily “One Day Cruises” on Eagle Steamers from Tower Pier to Southend, Margate and Clacton.

Author: UnknownSource: Ted Groom CollectionAccession number: 2018.4.140

 

Handbills & Timetables

The handbill collection relates mainly to the shipping companies that operated on the south coast and the Bristol Channel as well as PS Waverley, PS Kingswear Castle and MV Balmoral in their preservation years. The oldest example dates from the early 1860’s.

A 1938 Eagle and Queen Line handbill measuring 25×16 cm advertising sailings on PS Thames Queen from Southend Pier to Clacton, Walton and Felixstowe from 18th June.

Author: Borough Printing and Publishing Co. Southend on SeaSource: PurchaseAccession number: 0104.2.17

A 1962 Eagle Steamers handbill measuring 21×14 cm advertising “Summer Day Trips” including those to the French Coast. Programme no. 1.

Author: UnknownSource: DonationAccession number: 2002.27.20

A 1953 Eagle Steamers handbill measuring 21×13 cm advertising “Day Cruises to the Sea”. Programme no. 3.

Author: UnknownSource: DonationAccession number: 2002.27.29

A 1930’s Eagle Steamers handbill measuring 22×14 cm advertising “A Long Sea Trip” on PS Golden Eagle from Margate to Sandwich Bay.

Author: H L Toby ,Printers, MargateSource: DonationAccession number: 2004.67.1004x

A 1935 General Steam Navigation Company handbill advertising sailings on PS Crested Eagle from Southampton to view the Naval Review at Spithead on 16th July.

Author: UnknownSource: Donation

A 1947 Three Star shipping co handbill measuring 25×19 cm advertising sailings on TS Lady Enchantress from Southend Pier to Margate.

Author: W H Houldershaw Ltd. Southend on SeaSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2005.24.2

A 1913 P & A Campbell handbill measuring 29×22 cm advertising sailings on PS Ravenswood from Hastings Pier “Along the Coast to the Mouth of the Thames” on 11th July.

Author: King Bros and Potts Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.6089

A 1912 P & A Campbell handbill measuring 29×22 cm advertising sailings on PS’s Brighton Queen, Albion and Ravenswood from Folkestone Pier during August.

Author: Pell and Sons, Printers, BrightonSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.6093

A 1913 P & A Campbell handbill measuring 29×22 cm advertising sailings from Deal Pier on PS’s Brighton Queen and Ravenswood on 11th July.

Author: Pell and Sons, Printers, BrightonSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.7006

An early P & A Campbell Ltd, White Funnel handbill advertising sailings on PS Westward Ho from Chepstow to Weston and Ilfracombe.

Author: Williams Brothers, ChepstowSource: DonationAccession number: Non Accessioned

A 1908 P & A Campbell handbill advertising “Pleasure Sailings” on PS Glen Rosa on 4th July.

Author: Pell and Sons, Printers, BrightonSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: Non Accessioned

A 1937 P & A Campbell handbill advertising “A Special Excursion” to Spithead visiting HMS Royal Sovereign on 23rd May.

Author: S P Co. Ltd, BrightonSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2019.1.1390