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Old 11th March 2011
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Cool Chemin de Fer in France

Casino style gambling as we've seen only took off in the early 60's.

So assuming one was from a certain social class where could we have a Punt prior to that ?. Perhaps we might have received an invitation to attend private games as organised by the late John Aspinall or we could possibly head to the French coast for the weekend.

Below is a poster from the late 50's or early 60's that may have been displayed in travel agents or at railway stations in the South.

Chemin de Fer North - 2 Hours 45 minutes to Paris, 3 Hours to London.

Old poster-Boulogne casino and beach

Old poster-Boulogne casino and beach

For anyone with money burning a hole in their pockets such an image would certainly have caught their eye.

Gaming floor -
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