1930s-inspired posters celebrate the railways in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 17:13 15 September 2017

Nicky Thompson from Lemon Drop Creative with his artwork

Nicky Thompson from Lemon Drop Creative with his artwork

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The Mid-Cheshire Rail Partnership has commissioned a brand new set of 1930s-inspired posters featuring stations and landmarks along the Manchester – Chester railway.

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The Mid-Cheshire Rail Partnership has commissioned a brand new set of 1930s-inspired posters featuring stations and landmarks along the Manchester – Chester railway.

The project started life as a single poster to promote the Lion Salt Works in Northwich, but it has now grown to include posters for Manchester, Knutsford, Hale and further along the mid-Cheshire line.

Illustrated by Nicky Thompson, from Lemon Drop Creative agency in Chester, the colourful images evoke the golden era of 1930s railway posters and, like their predecessors, are designed to encourage visitors to enjoy a marvellous day out by rail.

Nicky said: ‘This is a lovely ongoing project, I have really enjoyed the process. Each artwork starts life as a pencil sketch and is then transferred to the Mac and worked up gradually using layers until the desired effect is reached.’

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The posters are on display and for sale at Lion Salt Works in Northwich and at the Chester Visitors Centre, and there is talk of the project growing further to include other locations across Cheshire.

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