Poster; Transport for generations District line 125th anniversary, by Sebastian Budner, 1993
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1993
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1994/1313
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 1293/4637/60(3262) 889/41206/21.5(10chgs)7405A
Publisher : London Underground Ltd : 1993
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : District Line Transport for generations District Line 125th anniversary Designed by Sebastian Budner, aged 11 a pupil at the Sacred Heart Junior School, Hammersmith The staff on the District Line would like to wish their customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Title : Transport for generations District line 125th anniversary
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London's calendar has always been full of public events. These range from large scale annual events and one-off festivals, for which thousands of Londoners take to the streets, to smaller exhibitions held at a variety of specific venues. Transport companies have always taken the opportunity to promote travel to such events through their posters. On public holidays, when there were no scheduled events to promote, posters encouraged Londoners to travel out into the countryside or to explore the city.
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Posters were often issued to mark significant anniversaries in the history of London's transport. These include the opening of Underground lines and stations, as well as the start of London bus services. Occasionally, other historical anniversaries were remembered in posters, such as the Fire of London. From the late 1950s to the mid 1970s, centenary posters were issued annually to commemorate the lives of interesting people associated with London.
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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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