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This 1906 poster by an unknown artist made me chuckle. Its aim is clearly to encourage French tourists to visit the Kent seaside town of Herne Bay, the industry of which is 'health making'. Herne Bay at the time offered golf, fishing, bathing and military bands, which sound like enormous fun.

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A young urchin is enjoying a dip in the sea and 'it's ripping!'

The poster was published by the Chemin de Fer du Nord and the South Eastern & Chatham Railway.

Those interested are invited to obtain further information, tickets and reservations at the SE&CR's offices at 14, Rue du 4 Septembre in Paris.

The reason I find it so amusing is that I have been to Herne Bay and ....

There is a poster with similar origins and objectives - Sunny Ramsgate.

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Keywords: Southern Railway poster; 1906; Herne Bay; Chemin de Fer du Nord; South Eastern & Chatham Railway; SE&CR; Kent; seaside

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