'Shrewsbury', GWR/LMS poster, 1939.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced by Great Western Railway (GWR) and London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) poster to promote rail travel to the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury, 'historic town on the lovely River Severn.' The town is known for its many timber-framed buildings. The mansion shown here, called 'Ireland's Mansion', was built in 1575 and still survives. Artwork by Claude Buckle (1905-1973), who originally trained as an architect, but later turned to pictorial art. He painted in both oil and watercolour and was a prolific poster artist for Great Western Railway (GWR) and BR. Much of his original poster artwork is held at the National Railway Museum. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 635 mm.