Our speaker will be Jane Ellis and here is a bit about Jane and her talk:
Around the UK in Classic Railway Posters
The “golden age” of the railway poster was probably between the wars, but the poster as we know it evolved from humble beginnings in the 19th century and improved with advancements in colour printing, before declining with the formation of BR. The various railway companies used the skills and imagination of well-known artists of the day in their own individual styles to create the posters, and we shall see many examples of their work.
Speaker Jane Ellis is secretary of Leeds Co-operative Photographic Society and the Yorkshire branch of The Railway Ramblers’ Club, also lecture secretary for the Industrial History Section of Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society, a founder member of The Walmsley Society, a volunteer for Robin Hood’s Bay Museum and a regular walk leader for the North York Moors Association.