'Fleetwood', LMS poster, 1923-1945.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced by London, Midland & Scottish Railways (LMS) to promote rail travel to Fleetwood in Lancashire. Fleetwood stands at the mouth of the River Wyre and was the leading fishing port on the west coast. It also had an extensive coastwise shipping trade. Artwork by Norman Wilkinson, who studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. A famous marine painter, he designed posters for several railways and organised the Royal Academy series of posters for the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) in 1924. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 635 mm.