Vintage Holiday Haunts Book

Some images from a vintage travel book we bought:

The book was published by British Railways just before the outbreak of WW2 and is full of holiday destinations within the British Isles.

Looks very civilised. Can you image if train travel was like that just now –  instead of us all being squashed in like sardines? Things are a lot better if you travel first class, of course, but I’ve only done that on two occasions — both on the overnight sleeper train from Scotland to London. I had thought I might arrive at my destination refreshed from a good nights sleep but on one occasion the person in the next compartment snored and snorted like a wounded warthog all night (I’m just surmising that’s how those beasts sound) and on the other occasion my neighbour  –  a weedy little fellow who I caught a brief glance of when we boarded the train –  spent the whole night banging cases about and nosily rearranging something; I know not what the something was  — there’s only so much rearranging one can do in a place that size, especially when it has no furniture — perhaps it was a poltergeist….