Monday, 15 May 2017

Posters from the Past ........... no 12 ......... something is stirring down in Woolwich

Now the project is simple, take a modern image of a building we all love and turn it into the style of poster which was popular in the middle decades of the last century.*

And supposing these figures had been in place in 1946, may be the Tourist and Information Office of the Borough of Woolwich might have used them to draw those who seldom cross the river from the north of the city to see our bit of London.**

Greenwich might have had the Naval College, and the Royal Observatory and later the Cutty Sark but we had the Royal Arsenal, a pretty busy market ,and trams that could take you south to the delights of Shooters Hill, Well Hall Pleasaunce and Eltham Palace.

All of which makes me think I shall nominate some more places for Peter to paint and reproduce as posters from the past.

And of course invite people to submit their own copyright free iconic image

Location: Woolwich

Painting; Coming home to Woolwich, © 2017 Peter Topping, Paintings from Pictures,f rom a photograph by Colin Fitzpatrick, 2012

Web: www.paintingsfrompictures.co.uk 

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

** Assembly, by Peter Burke, Woolwich Arsenal 2001

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