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Vintage 1950s advertising posters in disused passageways at Notting Hill Gate tube station, London - photographed in 2010 | by mikeyashworth
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Vintage 1950s advertising posters in disused passageways at Notting Hill Gate tube station, London - photographed in 2010

Many people now know the story of the uncovered and disused ex-lift passageways in Notting Hill Gate tube station that LU workers rediscovered in 2010 after 50 years of being sealed up. I've now added a few more pictures to the set - a set that has garnered more attention that I could have ever imagined!

 

This shot shows one of the old passageway walls with a set of adverts that included amongst others the memorable Daphne Padden 'fisherman' poster for Royal Blue motor coach services, Victor Galbraith's 'elephant' poster for London Transport and an Ideal Home exhibition poster. The later wall that forms part of the reconstruction can be seen as well as the original 1900 white tiles of the Central London Railway who built this part of the station.

 

The posters and passageways have, after much thought, been re-entombed and are again inaccessible so please don't pester the station staff!

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Taken on May 24, 2010