Southern Railway Publicity

France

Normandy and Brittany

With many ferry routes to the Normandy and Brittany coast of France the Southern Railway, and the London and South Western previously, publicised the area strongly. The London and South Western Railway had published this title from at least 1906 as Quiet Holiday and Seaside Resorts in Normandy and Brittany and the Southern Railway title is often advertised as Holiday Resorts in Normandy and Brittany or Holiday Seaside Resorts in Normandy and Brittany. From 1938 the title was incorporated into Sands Across the Sea.

No image available Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany
1923 1924 1925/6 1926
Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany
1927 1928
3rd Edition
1929
4th Edition
1930
5th Edition
Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany
1931
6th Edition
1932
7th Edition
1934
8th Edition
1936
9th Edition


Normandy and Brittany - Pre-Grouping editions and early Southern Railway Hints for Holidays section.

Picturesque Normandy Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany

LBSCR
1906
LSWR
1907
LSWR
1909
LSWR
Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany Hints for Holidays
1910
LSWR
1913
LSWR
1922
LSWR
c1924
SR
Normandy, Brittany and Paris Beautiful Brittany Wonderland Beautiful Brittany Wonderland  
1913
LSWR
1910?
LSWR
1913
LSWR
 

The Golden Sands of Picardy

Originally a South Eastern and Chatham Railway produced guide, the first edition being in 1912. The title was changed to Picardy and Paris from the 16th edition. From 1938 the title was incorporated into Sands Across the Sea.

Picardy <02> Picardy <04> Picardy <07> Picardy <08>
1913
SECR
4th edition
SECR
7th edition 8th edition
Picardy <10> Picardy <10> Picardy <11> Picardy <12>
9th edition
1925-26
10th edition
1926-27
11th edition
1927-28
12th edition
Picardy <13> Picardy <14> Picardy <15> Picardy <16>
13th edition 14th edition 15th edition 16th edition
Picardy <17> Picardy <18>    
17th edition 18th edition    

Sands Across the Sea

Originally published as a list of seaside resorts in Northern France (Picardy, Normandy and Brittany), Belgium and Holland. The name was re-used in 1938 to incorporate the titles Picardy and Paris and Normandy and Brittany. From 1948 this title was published by British Railways, Southern Region annually until 1962. The Dickens Press took over the title and published at least two editions in 1964 and 1966.

Sands Across The Sea <25> Sands Across The Sea <31> Sands Across The Sea <37> Sands Across The Sea <39>
1925 1931 1937
leaflet
1939
leaflet
Sands Across The Sea <41> Sands Across The Sea <42>    
1st edition 2nd edition    
The British Railways editions are here,

The Peerless Riviera

A new publication by the Southern Railway, the first edition being in October 1923, for the ever-increasing number of English people who migrate annually to the Sunny South. The Sunny South being the Cote d'Azur, Cannes, Monte Carlo etc.

Peerless Riviera <02> Peerless Riviera <03> Peerless Riviera <04> Peerless Riviera <05>
2nd edition
1924/5
1926 4th edition
1927
5th edition
Peerless Riviera <06> Peerless Riviera <07> Peerless Riviera <08> Peerless Riviera <09>
6th edition 7th edition 8th edition 9th edition

To complement The Peerless Riviera four editions of September Sunshine et al were produced. This series contained information on the smaller Riviera resorts.

September Sunshine Summer Time Riviera Summer Time Riviera No image available
Probably 1927 2nd edition
1928
3rd edition
1929
4th edition

Fare leaflets were produced for use with the above guides.


Riviera - Fares and Train Services Riviera - Fares and Train Services Riviera - Fares and Train Services Riviera - Fares and Train Services
1936 Winter 1937 Winter 1938 Winter 1939 Summer
Riviera - Fares and Train Services      
1949 Winter      

Some General Guides

Battlefields and War Graves Come Abroad with us St Malo, the gateway to Brittany's Emerald Coast Up the Seine to Rouen
2 editions, 1923 & 1924 1929 4 editions, 1936 to 1939 1933
Twixt France and Spain Excursions to the Continent Ostend  
2 editions 1931 1939