Original GWR poster: Royal Agricultural Show, Manchester

Royal Agricultural Show, Manchester


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  • Condition: B- (fragile, closed tears, small areas of loss, rear strengthened with archival tape)
  • Date: 1897
  • Designer: GWR
  • Printer: Wyman & Sons Ltd
  • Publisher: Great Western Railway
  • Size: DR (1010 x 645 mm)

A rare and early letterpress poster, promoting return fares from north Wales to the Agricultural Show in Manchester, 1897. This type of poster predates pictorial designs and was a typical sight on Victorian railway stations. A great piece of social history, listing many long-closed stations and branch lines.