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Bristol poster

February 18, 2016

The old railway advert posters always made places look attractive. After all, the function of the poster was to encourage people to travel (by train, of course) to the location portrayed. Whether it was a rural area, seaside or bustling major city, they were shown in the most favourable way. But when it came to the city of Bristol that was no problem for there are so many fantastic scenes there.

This is the poster reproduced for February on one of my calendars.


Here we have a harbour scene with some kind of small cargo ship and what looks to be a little tug. The spire of St Mary Redcliffe stands sentinel over the scene.

This poster was by Wootton and was used by British Railways to promote travel to Bristol between 1948 and 1965