Poster, British Railways (Western Region), Harlech Castle, Merioneth, by Ronald Lampitt, 1960. Coloured lithograph depicting a view looking over Harlech Castle, with the plain below lit by shafts of sunlight, and mountains and the Irish Sea in the distance. Text below gives details of opening times and admission prices, with the British Railways 'totem' logo and the words "By train to Harlech Station, which is in close proximity to the castle". Printed by The British Printing Co. Ltd.
British Railways (Western Region) poster, Harlech Castle, Merioneth, by Ronald Lampitt, 1960.
The poster depicts Harlech Castle in Gwynedd, which was built by the English King, Edward I, in the 1280s, during his invasion of Wales. Harlech is considered one of the finest medieval castles in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ronald Lampitt was born in Worcester in 1906. He was a self-taught commercial artist and illustrator, who produced artworks for John Bull magazine, The Sunday Times, Reader's Digest and other publications. He worked on children's books in collaboration with his brother-in-law, Henry Deverson and illustrated nine Ladybird books and the magazine Look and Learn.
Lampitt produced posters and carriage prints for the Great Western, Southern and London, Midland & Scottish Railways and later for British Railways. Lampitt died in 1988.