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A History of Rail Travel Poster Art

A History of Rail Travel Poster Art

Thursday, 14th September 2023 at 19:15

From the earliest days of rail travel, poster advertising was used to encourage people to take the train. Through the artwork of, and captions on, such posters we can catch a glimpse of not just the advances in engineering and in design, but also the contemporary social concerns addressed in the advertising slogans. But if you are not so interested in the history there is much to admire in the work of a glittering array of artists and poster designers stretching over a 180-year period.

Join Michael Willmot at Stafford Train Station for an illustrated talk on the history of social and technological development told through railway art. The talk will last approximately one hour with some additional time for questions.

Places are free but admission is by pre-booked ticket only as numbers are limited.

This talk is supported by North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and Avanti West Coast.

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