Posters

Poster; Wimbledon from June 24th, by F H Warren, 1929
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1929
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/2793
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 322.1000.12.3.29 484.150.2.4.29
Publisher : Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd : 1929
Printer : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : By Underground to South Wimbledon thence by bus 191 every few minutes to the Ground Through Fare (Train & Bus) post fare sticker here
Title : Wimbledon from June 24th
Colour : Green
Printed by : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
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London's sporting calendar has always been well advertised by London Transport. Leading artists took pride in designing posters for major annual events, such as Cup Finals, the Boat Race and Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Local football, rugby and cricket fixtures were also publicised for their ease of access by public transport. Other spectator sports to have featured on posters include show jumping, greyhound racing, ice hockey and speedway. Although outside the capital, the Derby at Epsom was advertised as it could be reached by a special bus service. Surprisingly the 1948 Olympics only appeared on one pictorial poster.
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Wimbledon Championships and the Davis Cup were the only two Tennis events to be promoted by the Underground. Both held at Wimbledon, a special bus service was advertised from Southfields station on the District line. In 1933, two posters were issued by the Underground to promote Wimbledon Championships. One was for display on platforms and booking office walls and another smaller one was for posting in Underground carriages.
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Double royal : Double royal has been the standard poster size used by the Underground since 1908. This 40 x 25 inch format has been used almost exclusively by railway companies.
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