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White City, Harringay Park, by Clive Gardiner, 1927

  • Published by Underground Electric Railways Company Ltd, 1927
  • Format: Double royal
  • Stylistic influence: Futurism
  • Dimensions: Width: 635mm, Height: 1016mm
  • Reference number: 1983/4/2229

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London's sporting calendar has always been well advertised by London Transport. Leading artists took pride in designing posters for major annual events, such as Cup Finals, the Boat Race and Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Local football, rugby and cricket fixtures were also publicised for their ease of access by public transport. Other spectator sports to have featured on posters include show jumping, greyhound racing, ice hockey and speedway. Although outside the capital, the Derby at Epsom was advertised as it could be reached by a special bus service. Surprisingly the 1948 Olympics only appeared on one pictorial poster.
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Greyhound racing

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Greyhound racing was an immensely popular spectator sport during the interwar years. Posters promoted travel by Underground, tram and bus to venues across London. Wembley, Harringay and White City Stadiums were the most widely advertised. Predominantly held in the evening, greyhound racing was an excellent sport to encourage off peak travel.
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