Southern Railway Publicity

England

Southampton Docks

A large amount of publicity was produced for Southampton Docks. A selection is shown below. Much was directed at the business user explaining the advantages of using the docks for factories as well as transportation.

The Port of Southampton Southampton Docks - it's rise to fame Die Eingangspforte nach Gross Britannien La voie d'acces en Grande-Bretagne
1921
LSWR
1927 1930 1930
The Gateway to Great Britian Die Eingangspforte nach Gross Britannien La voie d'acces en Grande-Bretagne The Gateway to Great Britian
1930 1930 1930 1930
Your Pleasure is our business The rise to fame of Southampton Docks Anno Domini

Souvenir of the Opening of the Graving Dock
Programme for the opening of the New Graving Dock

Programme of the Opening of the Graving Dock
1930 1931 1933 1933
Handbook Factory sites within Southampton Docks Southampton Docks - Official List Les Docks de Grande-Bretagne
  1933 August 1933 May 1935
Southampton-Dokke (German Guide) Southampton Docks - Official List Southampton Docks - Handbook of rates and charges

Handbook of rates and charges
Factories to let at Southampton Docks
August 1936
Dual Language
November 1936 1936 1936
Southampton Docks - Handbook of rates and charges Southampton Docks - Official List Southampton Docks - Official List Graving Dock
1937 May 1938 October 1938 1938
Distributive Area Map Factories to let at Southampton Docks Southampton Docks - Handbook of rates and charges Southampton Docks - Handbook of rates and charges
1938 1939 1940 1947
Factory sites at Southeampton Docks Graving Dock Ocean Terminal  
1947 1949 1950  

The West Country

The West Country featured strongly as a holiday destination. As well as the Hints for Holidays guide books many books were produced to persuade holidaymakers to visit the area. The London & South Western Railway had previously also produced publicity for the area and some is included below.

Local Guide 2

Guide to resorts
in North Devon
Charmouth to Exmouth Coast The Express Route Sunny Scenes
1901
LSWR
1905
LSWR
1906
LSWR

LSWR
By the Cornish Sea Dartmoor Early Holiday Reflections Fairyland of the West
1913
LSWR
1913
LSWR
1914
LSWR
1915
LSWR
Early Holiday Delights My Finest Holiday West Country Holidays Romantic North Devon
1922
LSWR
1927 & 1928 1930 1931
Ace      
1937      
Ilfracombe Ilfracombe Ilfracombe  
1930 1934 1940  
Lets Get Out Here Walks in North Devon    
1937 1938    
Devon and Cornish Days      
1932      

The South & East

Holiday location all around the Southern Railway network were advertised via a huge selection of leaflets, some are shown below.

Riverside Retreats New Forest The Sunny South Holiday Tan
1909
LSWR
1911
LSWR
1924 1925
Isle of Wight for holidays of sheer delight Poole Salters Steamers Brighton & Hove for sunshine
1931 1934 1935 1936
Isle of Wight for sunshine health and happiness Poole Salters Steamers Evenings by the Sea
1937 1938 1938 1938
Southern Railway Holidays Health and sky-shine Brighton & Hove Southsea and the city of Portsmouth  
1939 1939 1940  
Come to the Conqueror's Coast Come Stay at Hythe Weymouth Weymouth Weymouth
1931 1933 1937 1938 1940
Margate        
1940        

Camping

The Southern would either transport you to a holiday camp or at many stations provide you with camping coaches.

Camping on the Southern Camping on the Southern Camping on the Southern  
1938 1939 1947  
Jolly Holiday Camping Jolly Holiday Camping
1935 1936
Camping on the Southern Camping on the Southern Camping on the Southern  
1937 1938 1939  

Centenary Booklets

At various centenaries the Southern Railway, and later British Railways, produced booklets giving historical details and, in some cases, information about associated attractions. These booklets ranged from a single sheet as in the case of Bodmin and Wadebridge to substantial booklets as Ashford Works

Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet
1934
Bodmin
1938
Southampton Docks
1939
Croydon
1940
Shoreham
Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet
1944
Dover
1944
Maidstone
1945
Guildford
1945
Tunbridge Wells
Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet Centenary Booklet
1947
Havant
1947
Ashford Works
1948
Horsham
1948
Waterloo