'Welwyn Garden City', railway poster, c 1930s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
'Welwyn Garden City, A Greatly Improved Train Service to King's Cross'. Poster promoting Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire as a commuter town, showing a clock design superimposed onto stylised locomotives. The text includes rental and purchase prices of homes (up to £2,000 for a house). The town was founded by social reformer and pioneer of town planning, Ebenezer Howerd (1850-1928) in 1920 with the aim of easing overpopulation in London. Artwork by C W Bacon. Printed by the Dangerfield Printing Co Ltd, London. Dimensions: 1016mm x 635mm.