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Selling the suburbs

Talk about how posters were used to promote the idyll of Metro-land in the early 20th century

With the rapid expansion of the Underground in the early 20th century, there was an urgent need to attract commuters to the new suburbs. Moving to Metro-land and other lesser known established Underground suburbs was promoted through posters. David Bownes, Senior Curator at London Transport Museum, explores how posters offering a glimpse of a better, healthier, lifestyle fuelled the growth of London and changed the shape of the city for ever.


Dr David Bownes | talks | www


Date and Time:

10 March 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
020 7565 7298

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£8.00 adults; £6.00 concessions; £4.00 students

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Tickets can be pre booked on 020 7565 7298

Additional Information:

Part of London Transport Museum's exhibition 'The Art of Poster - a century of design' which runs until 31 March 2009

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