"This way to Latin amusements" refers
to Weston super Mare (latin for Weston on Sea).
The notice urging you to visit Poldhu is not just
there to recommend a lovely place but is a link
with Marconi who made one of his initial experiments
from Brean Down (near Weston) across to Wales.
Later there was a Marconi station at Poldhu and
the first letter to be transmitted from there
to Newfoundland was the letter 'S'. The cinema
poster advertises two films in which John Clease
featured - he comes from Weston. The train is
the "Great Western" (7007) and the news
board tells you that Big O gives ER the elbow
- knock out the ER in Western and substitute O
- gives you Weston again. The morse code spells
'Brunel' who built the ship "The Great Western".
The plant here is Sea Lavender and, with the donkey
should tell you that you are the seaside. The
Odeon links with the advertisement in the main
picture. The lock and key refer to the village
of Locking and the Locking Road in Weston and
the toy boat again tells you that you are at the
seaside. (The other reason Steve wanted this included
is that he could remember being bought a similar
one at Weston as a child. It apparently caused
quite an argument between his parents, one saying
that he should have it and the other saying that
he was spoilt!"
The roman numeral here is VIII (8) and the time
is shown on the front of the train - it actually
shows 4 o'clock but there are other things to
be taken into account - the fact that cream teas
are available and the Evening News is already
out (and the last initial has been left off the
signature in this picture) point to PM - or afternoon.
Therefore the time is 16.00 hours. The 16th word
on this page is "old" which should be
put into position 8 in the "key" message.