Old posters in disused passageway at Notting Hill Gate tube station, London, 2010

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    Work at the station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas and that date from c1956 - 1959 when the station's lifts were removed and replaced by escalators. These are in an old lift passageway.

    Here a variety of posters can be seen - some are London Transport's own posters such as the 'elephant' by Victor Galbraith - but others include the Royal Blue sailor by Daphne Paddern.

    We will be leaving these intact - and please do not pester the station staff as the posters are wholly inaccessible - which is why they've probably survived 50 odd years!

    The photos were taken officially - please do credit London Underground in any links.

    Phil Baines, Ledlon89, olmocs, and 159 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. CarolineLD 95 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing these, they're wonderful.

    2. Darryl_SE7 95 months ago | reply

      These are amazing - thank you for putting these up.

    3. zombikombi1959 95 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing. Such an unusual and rare glimpse into the everyday of the past.

    4. monda loves... 95 months ago | reply

      wow, I love these, thanks for sharing

    5. Pam Kueber, RetroRenovation.com 95 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! What a wonderful find - congratulations!

    6. apetalk1971 95 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing these with the world!

    7. Quindome 95 months ago | reply

      So super cool! Thanks for letting us see this!

    8. andygreves [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      Amazing!! Are there plans for these? Will they end up available for public viewing?

    9. mikeyashworth 95 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all your comments - and no, we've no plans for 'public viewing' - the area is wholly inaccessible and, given the issues as to paper conservation and protection, we've decided for now to 're-seal the tomb' and leave well alone. Who knows, one day they may be re-visited.

    10. Advocate 95 months ago | reply

      don't leave them to deteriorate, offer them up to someone to preserve, share, sell, whatever, just get them out into the world to be appreciated.

    11. RockIsSponge 95 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing Mikey, these have made my day! :)

    12. Kdt. 94 months ago | reply

      An awesome find! Is it possible to get higher res photos of them?

    13. www.ipernity.com/mewdeep [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      I once spotted a 15-year-old Sylvester Stallone movie poster in a sealed-off part of the NYC subway system; your find is even more impressive.

    14. Rocacidi 2 weeks ago | reply

      This is wonderful.

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