'Belgium via Harwich', LNER poster, c 1930s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Belgian town of Mechelen ('Malines' is its French name), showing a view of the market square and tower of St Rumbold's Cathedral. The late medieval tower was intended to be the country's tallest, but due to financial problems during the 1500s, never reached completion. St Rumbold's is the main religious building in Belgium, as the country's Catholic Archbishop resides in Mechelen. Artwork by Fred Taylor (1875-1963).