Original British Railways poster map. Westmorland. Daphne Padden


Daphne Padden

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  • Condition: B+ (Japan backed, corner crease)
  • Date: c.1958
  • Designer: Daphne Padden (1927-2009)
  • Publisher: British Railways
  • Size: DR (630 x 1010 mm)

An attractively laid out railway poster map of historic Westmorland, incorporating part of the English Lake District. Among the vignettes of Windermere, Oxenholme, Bowness, Grasmere, Appleby and Sizergh Castle, are lovely imaginative flourishes typical of Padden’s work. Who knew, for example, that fish-riding mermaids can be found in the rivers and estuaries of modern-day Cumbria ?