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Booklet - 'Las Palmas', Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 6489

Summary:
Book issued by the Shaw Savill Line, circa 1960s. It contains local information on Las Palmas, a port of call on one of the routes offered by Shaw Savill. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John McKay. John began collecting shipping brochures as a boy through an interest in travel and later used some of the material in his professional capacity as a Geography and Social Studies teacher. He finally made a voyage himself in 1957-1958, to England to attend a scouting jamboree, although he ended up staying for 18 months. He remembers lots of Australians going over at that time, and references to Earls Court as 'Kangaroo Alley'.
Description:
Eight page, landscape format brochure with yellow card cover, stapled in centre. The front cover contains on an illustraion of a flag, the title of the brochure and the Shaw Savill name, all in black ink.The information contained inside the document comprises information regarding the Canary Islands in general and then, more specifically, Las Palmas. There is a line map of the town and two black and white photographic images of local attractions.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.5 cm (Width), 14.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Ports of Call
Tertiary Classification: guide books
Inscriptions: Front cover;

'LAS PALMAS/ CANARY ISLANDS/ SHAW SAVILL LINE'

Back cover;

'SHAW SAVILL LINE Passenger Office: 11A, LOWER REGENT STREET, LONDON, S.W. 1/ LAS PALMAS AGENTS MILLER Y CIA, S.A./ The Agents of the Line and BLANDY BROS. & CO. who are officially licensed Travel Agents will be pleased to give passengers further information and will arrange any Hotel and Excursion reservations that may be required'
Author: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd (Shaw, Savill & Albion Line), England, Great Britain, circa 1960s
Place & Date Published: England, Great Britain, circa 1960s
User: Mr John McKay, Australia, circa 1960s

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