Heydays of holidays in the Isle of Man are the subject of an exhibition of large-scale paintings being hosted by Ramsey Town Commissioners in the town hall in support of the 120th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway.
Created by local artist Michael Starkey the 10 paintings, each measuring around 8 feet x 4 feet and executed in the exaggerated poster style of the 1950s and 60s, celebrate the MER and the glory days of tourism in the Isle of Man.
The paintings depict scenes from the late Victorian period to the mid-1960s when it was commonplace to see large posters of the Island’s attractions at railway stations in the UK, at the ferry terminals in Liverpool, Fleetwood and Holyhead and around the Isle of Man.
Over-sized poster versions of the paintings are currently being displayed on the incline from Derby Castle towards Port Jack.
The exhibition is free and the collection will be displayed in the town hall for the next few weeks.