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Poster Print : The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent. 1937

The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent. 1937


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The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent. 1937

The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent.

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Media ID 10985035

© John Topham /

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A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Step back in time with our captivating poster print from the Media Storehouse collection. Featuring the iconic image "The Flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent. 1937" by John Topham from TopFoto, this print transports you to a bygone era. Witness the powerful allure of a historic British flood as the waters of Faversham, Kent, engulf Watering Lane in 1937. This evocative, high-quality poster print is an exquisite addition to any room, perfect for history enthusiasts, photographers, and those who appreciate the beauty of the past. Bring the magic of history into your home or office with this stunning piece from Media Storehouse.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 30.3cm x 21.6cm (11.9" x 8.5")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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This print captures a moment frozen in time - the flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent, during the year 1937. Taken by renowned photographer John Topham, this image transports us back to a different era - the interwar period of the twentieth century. The scene depicts an ordinary street transformed into an extraordinary waterway. The road is completely submerged under several feet of water, creating a surreal and almost dreamlike atmosphere. A lone car can be seen partially submerged as it struggles to navigate through the floodwaters. Nearby buildings stand tall amidst this watery chaos, their stoic presence contrasting with the surrounding turmoil. Intriguingly, children are also present in this snapshot of history. They appear unfazed by the unusual circumstances, perhaps even finding joy or adventure in this unexpected turn of events. Their youthful innocence adds a touch of humanity to an otherwise desolate landscape. Topham's masterful use of monochrome enhances both the drama and nostalgia evoked by this photograph. It serves as a powerful reminder that nature has its own way of asserting dominance over human endeavors. As we gaze upon this remarkable image from Europeana Photography collection, we are reminded not only of Faversham's past but also our own vulnerability in face of natural forces beyond our control.

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