'Worcester Cathedral', GWR/LMS poster, 1932.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced by Great Western Railway (GWR) and London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote rail travel to Worcester, Worcestershire. The poster shows a view of Worcester Cathedral, which was built from 1084, with the tomb of King John (1166-1216), who was buried in the cathedral in 1216. 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.