Thorpe Bay, Essex Giclée Travel Poster
Giclée art print of Thorpe Bay, a suburb of the City of Southend-on-Sea (or, simply Southend) in south Essex. Thorpe Bay was originally known simply as Thorpe, but that changed during the Edwardian-era boom in seaside travel, of which Southend was a major beneficiary. The London, Tilbury and Southend railway was extended to Thorpe in 1910, with the station originally named 'Southchurch-on-Sea', however this name was changed to Thorpe Bay after only seventeen days in an attempt to entice more beachgoers donw to the station.
It is easy to see why Thorpe Bay was chosen as a potential seaside destination - with its beautiful sand and shingle beaches, and views out over the Thames Estuary. Colourful beach huts soon followed, and it is those iconic beach huts that are depicted in this illustration.
This Essex illustration by artist Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster. For our classic art print of Thorpe Bay, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.