Date: circa 1955
Size: 25 x 40 inches
This poster, printed for the British Railways by the artist Blake, asks people to "See England by rail." It shows a quaint scene in Bury St. Edmunds, a historic market town in Suffolk, England. At the very centre of East Anglia, the town was established by the Saxons in the 10th century and its growth was focused around the Abbey of St Edmund. (In fact, the taller building on the right is the gate tower to the abbey!) The Abbey grew to become the fourth-largest monastery in Europe and an important site of pilgrimage prior to its dissolution in 1539. Today the ruins of the Abbey form part of the Abbey Gardens, a pleasant public park, but the town's Medieval heritage is still visible in much of the street plan of the town centre which has not changed in 1000 years.
Printed by Stafford & Co. in Netherfield, this poster is linen backed and in excellent condition. Perfect for the office, living room, or anyone who loves England!