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Yorkshire Dales, BR poster, 1961

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Yorkshire Dales, BR poster, 1961

Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel to the Yorkshire Dales. The poster shows a view of a hamlet nestled in a landscape of green pastures and rolling hills. Four lines of verse by the poet A.E. Housman (1859-1936) emphasise the pastoral character of the area. Artwork by Ronald Lampitt

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This print transports us back to 1961, when British Railways (BR) sought to entice travelers to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. The poster, skillfully crafted by artist Ronald Lampitt, showcases a breathtaking view of a tranquil hamlet nestled amidst rolling hills and verdant pastures. It perfectly captures the pastoral character that defines this idyllic region. Accompanying the stunning artwork are four lines of verse penned by renowned poet A. E. Housman. These poetic words further emphasize the timeless beauty and serenity found within the Yorkshire Dales' landscape. As we gaze upon this image, we can almost feel ourselves stepping into a different era – one where rail travel was not only practical but also an enchanting adventure through nature's wonders. This poster serves as a reminder of how British Railways once played an integral role in connecting people with these hidden gems of natural splendor. Preserved within the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print allows us to appreciate both the artistic talent behind its creation and the enduring allure of Britain's countryside national parks. It beckons us to explore quaint villages and discover hidden hamlets tucked away in landscapes that have inspired poets for centuries. Let this evocative image transport you back in time and ignite your wanderlust for exploration amidst nature's bounty – all made possible through British Railways' commitment to showcasing Britain's most treasured landscapes like never before.

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