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Re: Railway Photograph

Postby Sara at The Family History Company » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:37 pm

MoVidger wrote:I'm wondering if the Pears soap advert(s) on the station building may actually date from 1915.

Getty Images has a vintage 1915 Pears b&w advertising illustration, which features soldiers on top of a double-decker bus. The Pears advert on the bus is identical to the station building advert in your photo, but without "The Soap of Kings" slogan.

Of course, there's always the chance the adverts in your photo had been in situ for several years.

The slogan in the b&w illustration begins "Pears' Soap and our soldiers typify the best British qualities, and the boys are delighted when a box of this famous Soap reaches them from home..."
My Grandad, born in 1902 started work in Scopwick for the LNER in 1920 and moved to Doncaster in 1921 so the photo must be 1921 to 1929 when he Married my Gran. I believe from 1924-1948 he was District Inspector at Nottingham, so I guess the station is either Doncaster or Nottingham but as there was a rearrangement of the railways about 1923 I guess this could be a final photo before he went to Nottingham so think the adverts could be old ones?


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Re: Railway Photograph

Postby milliest » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:15 am

To me ( no expert) it certainly looks as though there are at least two different uniforms, if not three and the same for cap badges. Perhaps the cap badges could be identified.

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Re: Railway Photograph

Postby elsabels » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:16 pm

The Pears advert is likely to be a replica of an enamel, searching produces a date circa 1910, Edwardian, period 1901 -1910.

The advert includes Soap of Kings,
Edward Vll 1901-1910
George V 1910 - 1936

The London to Paris advert, did this start on Southern Railways circa 1929?
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Re: Railway Photograph

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:56 pm

elsabels wrote:... The London to Paris advert, did this start on Southern Railways circa 1929?

The company name at the top of the board with the "London & Paris" poster reads "South Eastern & Chatham Railway" (though it helps if you know the company names :) ), while it says SECR on the upper part of the poster itself. The SECR existed from 1899 to 31 December 1922.
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