Newquay was a popular holiday resort at this time and in the summer was often crowded with tourists. By the 1920s more and more people were beginning to take holidays rather than just take a day trip, because they were able to get paid leave from work. At this time people visited Newquay to sit on the beach and play games, but today the town is very popular with surfers. 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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