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'Holyhead (Holy Island)', LMS poster, 1923-45.

Buckle, Claude

'Holyhead (Holy Island)', LMS poster, 1923-45.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm


Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote rail services to Holyhead (Holy Island), Wales, which held the British record for sunshine. The poster shows an expansive view of the coast at Holyhead, with cliffs, seagulls and the pier in the distance. Artwork by Claude Buckle, who originally trained as an architect but turned to fine art in 1928. He painted in both oil and watercolour and was a prolific poster artis for the Great Western Railway (GWR) and British Railways (BR). Much of his original poster artwork is held at the National Railway Museum.

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