Southern Railway Publicity

England - Guide Books

Hints for Holidays - the summer guide book


The Southern's main Guide Book for England, produced every year from 1923 until 1940 and again in 1947.

Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays
1923 1924 1925/6 1926
Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays
1927 1928 1929 1930
Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays
1931 1932 1933 1934
Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays
1935 1936 1937 1938
Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays In 1946, the Southern Railway re-issued copies of the 1940 guide with a cover sticker detailing the changes since publication. Hints for Holidays
1939 1940 1946 1947

For some years the whole guide was published in sections. This started for the 1924 edition and continued until 1930. The Isle of Wight Section was published from 1923 until 1934. Visit London, later re-titled The Magic of London, was the London section and was published from 1929 until 1932.

Isle of Wight Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1923 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1924 Hints for Holidays - 1925/6 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1926 - Isle of Wight
1923 1924 1925/6 1926
Hints for Holidays - 1927 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1928 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1929 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1930 - Isle of Wight
1927 1928 1929 1930
Hints for Holidays - 1931 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1932 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1933 - Isle of Wight Hints for Holidays - 1934 - Isle of Wight
1931 1932 1933 1934

1923 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1923 - Channel Islands Hints for Holidays - 1923 - Isle of Wight    
Channel Islands Isle of Wight    

1924 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1924 Hints for Holidays - 1924    
Isle of Wight The Sunny South    

1925/6 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1925/6 Hints for Holidays - 1925/6 Hints for Holidays - 1925/6 Hints for Holidays - 1925/6
Channel Islands Devon Hants & Dorset Kent
Hints for Holidays - 1925/6      
Isle of Wight      

1926 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1926 Hints for Holidays - 1926 Hints for Holidays - 1926 Hints for Holidays - 1926
Devon & Cornwall Hants & Dorset Isle of Wight Sussex

1927 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1927 Hints for Holidays - 1927 Hints for Holidays - 1927  
Dorset & Hants Isle of Wight Kent  

1928 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1928 Hints for Holidays - 1928 Hints for Holidays - 1928 Hints for Holidays - 1928
Channel Islands Devon & Cornwall Dorset and Hants Isle of Wight
Hints for Holidays - 1928      
Sussex      

1929 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1929 Hints for Holidays - 1929 Hints for Holidays - 1929 Hints for Holidays - 1929
Channel Islands Devon & North Cornwall Dorset & Hants Isle of Wight
Hints for Holidays - 1929 Hints for Holidays - 1929    
Kent Sussex    

1930 Sections

Hints for Holidays - 1930 Hints for Holidays - 1930 Hints for Holidays - 1930 Hints for Holidays - 1930
Channel Islands Devon Dorset & Hants Isle of Wight
Hints for Holidays - 1930 Hints for Holidays - 1930    
Kent Sussex    

London Sections

Magic of London Magic of London    
1930 1930
joint with GWR
   

Hints for Holidays was first published by the London & South Western Railway in 1914, the guide having been published from 1899 as The Company's Official Illustrated Guide and List of Hotels, Boarding Houses and Apartments. The British Railways 1949 edition, though having a new cover illustration, had virtually identical content to the 1947 edition.

LSWR

Illustrated Guide and List Illustrated Guide and List Illustrated Guide and List Illustrated Guide and List
1900 1906 1907 1909
Illustrated Guide and List Illustrated Guide and List Illustrated Guide and List Hints for Holidays
1910 1911 1912 1915
Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays Hints for Holidays  
1919 1920 1922  

LBSCR

Illustrated Guide and List      
1904      

SECR

Illustrated Guide and List Illustrated Guide and List Illustrated Guide and List  
1900 1900 1914  

BR

Hints for Holidays      
1949      

SR, abridged versions

The Sunny South The Sunny South The Sunny South Stately London
1923 1924 1925 1924 or 1925
Let Us Make your Holiday Arrangements About Your Holidays    
1928 1929    

Winter Holidays - the winter guide book

Note that from the 1930/1 edition the title changed to include the word Sunshine.

Winter Holidays Winter Holidays Winter Holidays Winter Holidays
1923/4 1925/6 1926/7 1927/8
Winter Holidays Winter Holidays Winter Holidays Winter Holidays
1929/30 1930/1 1931/2 1932/3
Winter Holidays Winter Holidays Winter Holidays Winter Holidays
1933/4 1935/6 1937/8 1939/40
Winter Holidays      
1947/8