A family walking through a park in Dawlish, Devon, August 1921.

A family walking through a park in Dawlish, Devon, August 1921.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Dawlish was a popular place for a holiday at this time. Families mainly went there to sit on the beach or walk around the town. By the 1920s more families were beginning to take holidays and stay in hotels, rather than just take a day trip because they were able to get paid holidays from work. This photograph was one of a series taken to advertise holidays in Cornwall, at locations served by the Great Western Railway's lines. Photographs like this were often displayed inside railway carriages.

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