Thursday, 26 January 2017

Posters from the Past ........... no 4 a book opens the world

Now the series Posters from the Past has arrived in Eltham, and where better to settle than outside our Library.

It was built in 1906 and many of us will have fond memories of the place.

Our Stella worked there in the 1970s and ‘80s, and a decade earlier I sat in its Reference Library and was also a regular visitor to its music section while Jean regularly reminisces about her time there.

All of which means the Library is a perfect candidate for the new series which takes iconic buildings we know and love and offers them up again in the style of a poster from the mid 20th century.

I would like to think that Woolwich Borough Council commissioned one of their team to produce a poster sometime in the 1930s or 40s, but in the absence of one here is Peter’s version.

Poster; Eltham Library, © 2017 Peter Topping
Web: www.paintingsfrompictures.co.uk

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*Posters from the Past,   https://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Posters%20from%20the%20Past

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