Saturday, June 12, 2010

Old posters in disused passageway at Notting Hill Gate tube station, London, 2010

Work at the station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas and that date from c1956 - 1959 when the station's lifts were removed and replaced by escalators. These are in an old lift passageway.

Here a variety of posters can be seen - some are London Transport's own posters such as the 'elephant' by Victor Galbraith - but others include the Royal Blue sailor by Daphne Paddern.

We will be leaving these intact - and please do not pester the station staff as the posters are wholly inaccessible - which is why they've probably survived 50 odd years!

The photos were taken officially - please do credit London Underground in any links.

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