Original midland railway First World War poster. 1914. Cooks Tours

Cook's Excursion, Midland Railway


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  • Condition: B (Japan backed, extensively repaired)
  • Date: 1914
  • Designer: Unknown
  • Printer: Bemrose & Sons Ltd
  • Publisher: Midland Railway
  • Size: DR (640 x 1020 mm)

An historically significant poster for Bank Holiday excursion trains on 3rd August 1914, the day before Britain declared war on Germany. This very rare survivor has been extensively restored after recovery under a kitchen floor. Read the remarkable story behind this poster here.