Isle of Wight Nostalgia - Adverts from the past

This section shows a variety of adverts relating to the Island.

Old Isle of Wight advertisment

Honeymooners' were enticed to the Island by this 1955 advert. Where better?


Old Isle of Wight advertisment

Red Funnel were also advertising their car ferry in 1955. The ship looks a bit like the one on the 'Fisherman's Friends' throat lozenge packet! It is actually the MV Balmoral, sister ship to the Waverley, built in 1949 and still in service round the coasts of Britain each summer. There is a book just published to celebrate her 50th birthday. All profits go to keep the Balmoral & Waverley running. It is available from Waverley Excursions, Anderston Quay, Glasgow, G3 8HA. at 12.95 + 3.00 p&p. Thanks to Neil Bullock for this information.


Old railway advertisment

This 1939 advert for the Southern Region Railway would be the last for a few years!


Old Isle of Wight advertisment

Powerful 8 to 10 horsepower cars were the rage in 1955.


Old Isle of Wight advertisment

Royal Blue coach tours were popular in 1955. There are pictures of Royal Blue coaches at Amberley Island bus day 1999.


Old Isle of Wight advertisment

Shanklin Upper Chine School advertising their establishment in 1939.


Old Southern Region Railway advertisment

Undated railway advert..


Old Isle of Wight advertisment

Part of the Southern Vectis bus poster c.1930 at Carisbrooke.


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