Dorking, by Charles Ernest Cundall, 1928
- Published by Underground Electric Railways Company Ltd, 1928
- Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd,
- Format: Double royal
- Dimensions: Width: 635mm, Height: 1016mm
- Reference number: 1983/4/2539
Beyond the city
Leisure travel into the area now known as Greater London (and beyond) was promoted to increase revenue during off-peak periods. For similar commercial reasons, commuters were encouraged to live further out from the city in the new suburbs.
Posters advertising days out by tube, bus or tram, were prominently displayed at station entrances and on the vehicles themselves. They include some of the most attractive and evocative posters produced by the Underground/London Transport.
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Posters advertising days out by bus, tram and tube were originally printed to fill empty advertising space. They soon became important in their own right as a way of filling empty seats outside rush hour.
Trips to the country by Green Line coaches or tube were particularly popular, with attractive publicity promoting different seasons of the year.These posters played an important part in establishing the reputations of artists such as Edward McKnight Kauffer and Walter Spradbery.
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Towns & villages
Early Underground posters encouraged Londoners to visit the 'old world' towns of Uxbridge, Edgware, Harrow, Chigwell and elsewhere. Many of these destinations were swallowed up by the expansion of Greater London during the 20s and 30s.
Consequently, posters promoted day trips to towns even further afield, including St Albans and Tunbridge Wells. Some of these were aimed at commuters who had moved out of the city to the new suburbs.
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