50's Posters discovered at Notting Hill Gate Tube

How fantastic are these vintage posters discovered in the depths of Notting Hill Gate Tube Station during some recent maintenance work?

In 1959 Notting Hill Gate Tube Station underwent modernisation - the original passenger lifts were replaced with escalators and the passages to the old lifts were sealed off and long forgotten.

That is until recently, when they were rediscovered along with these wonderful advertising posters still very much in tact. What a great find!

Hopefully they'll be saved and put on display in the London Transport Museum (fingers crossed), but at present they remain in-situ and this section of the station remains closed to the public :(

Huge thanks to Mike Ashworth, Design & Heritage Manager of London Underground for sharing these pics!

Via Kuriositas.
Images copyright Mike Ashworth.


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