Plymouth, Delightful Centre for Holidays | Science Museum Group Collection
Poster, British Railways (Western Region), 'Plymouth, Delightful Centre for Holidays', Travel by Train series, about 1960. Depicts holidaymakers on Plymouth Hoe passing Smeaton's Tower lighthouse and the naval war memorial. In the background a Royal Navy warship sails across Plymouth Sound, while an apparition based on Joseph Boehm's statue of Sir Francis Drake floats in the clouds above. Format, double royal.
Devon is a photographer's delight; a beautiful coastline and rolling countryside dotted with archetypal English villages. It is also a county of contrasts with two historic cities straddling some of the most remote countryside in England.