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The Wye Valley, GWR poster, 1946

Poster produced by Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote rail travel to the Wye Valley, Hereford and Worcester. Artwork by Frank Newbould (1887-1951), who studied at Bradford College of Art and joined the War Office in 1942. He also designed posters for the GWR (Great Western Railway), Orient Line and Belgian Railways

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This print showcases a stunning GWR poster from 1946, designed to entice travelers to explore the enchanting beauty of the Wye Valley in Hereford and Worcester. Created by the talented artist Frank Newbould, this artwork is a true masterpiece that captures the essence of this idyllic destination. Newbould's artistic prowess shines through in his ability to transport viewers into a world of natural splendor and tranquility. The vibrant colors and meticulous attention to detail bring every element of the Wye Valley to life, inviting onlookers to embark on an unforgettable journey. The Great Western Railway (GWR) played a vital role in promoting rail travel during this era, and their collaboration with Newbould resulted in iconic posters like this one. With its lush green landscapes, meandering riverbanks, and picturesque villages nestled among rolling hills, it's no wonder why the Wye Valley became such an alluring destination for travelers seeking respite from bustling city life. Frank Newbould's talent extended beyond railway posters; he also lent his artistic skills to other notable companies such as Orient Line and Belgian Railways. His work continues to captivate audiences today with its timeless appeal. This print serves as a testament not only to Newbould's artistic genius but also as a reminder of the enduring allure of rail travel. It invites us all to step back in time and imagine ourselves embarking on an adventure through one of England's most breathtaking regions – The Wye Valley

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