The Jolly Fisherman was first used to promote the virtues of Skegness in 1908. He appeared on a railway poster and has since become synonymous with the famous coastal resort.

Skegness Jolly Fisherman poster, designed by John Hassall for Great Northern Railway in 1908

Classic British seaside donkeys in Skegness. I have pictures of my mothers from the 70s with little donkeys tack just like this there :)

Classic British seaside donkeys in Skegness. I have pictures of my mothers from the with little donkeys tack just like this there :) England/UK

England - Lincolnshire - Skegness, BR poster, 1948-1965.

1948 Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel to Skegness in Lincolnshire

Jolly Fisherman Statue, Tower Gardens, Skegness, Lincolnshire

UK heritage: Skegness and the Jolly Fisherman

It's the centenary of that famous Skegness poster boy, and a summer season of celebrations in the famous British resort starts this weekend.

English Railway Travel Poster Art Print. Skegness is So Bracing, It's quicker by Rail

Skegness is So Bracing, It's quicker by Rail. English Railway Travel Poster Art Print

The promotional posters fetched thousands of pounds when they were sold in the New York auction

Vintage posters of British seaside sell for over £320,000 at auction


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