'The First Brick is the Most Important', GWR poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote land next to railway lines as ideal sites for industries to build on. Among the advantages of such sites listed by the poster are the cheapness of the land, rates and coal; the sidings; the canal and dock accommodation; road access and river frontage. Artwork by an unknown artist.