Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....

Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....
We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Saturday, 31 January 2015

1930s Newquay poster

This beautiful Newquay tourist poster was designed by Bruce Angrave in the 1930s . Made to advertise the delights of the Newquay coastline, it was commissioned by the Great Western Railway . What is most interesting is all the surfers bellyboarding , showing how popular surfing was back then . The beach is probably Towan , which was considered safe for surfing compared to the wild and dangerous Fistral.
The artwork is beautifully done with an airbrush, which was popular in posters back then. Needless to say this poster is now very rare and because of its subject matter sells for thousands of pounds !

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