Metropolitan Railway & Connections 1931 Passenger Map

£325.00

Come to romantic Ruislip

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Title

Metropolitan Railway & Connections 1931 Passenger Map

Mapmaker(s)

Metropolitan Railway

Publisher

Crescens Robinson & Co. Ltd

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

c.1931

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

43 x 34 cm

Full Description

12 panel passenger map of the Metropolitan Railway, 43 x 34 cm, printed in colours with travel information and glowing descriptions of Metro-land towns on verso, trivial wear to intersections of a couple of folds; dark green covers, print code M1495/100M.

In 1933 the Met became part of the LPTB. Here though, the Tube and other railways fade into the background. The emphasis is on work/life balance, commuting from Metro-land (a term coined by the railway company’s Publicity Department) with its golf courses, rapidly diminishing countryside and ‘beauty spots’ such as ‘romantic’ Pinner and Ruislip, ‘a fragment of that older and more beautiful world’. A panel on the verso extols the virtues of living in Metro-land, in ‘choice residential estates’ where houses could be purchased from the Metropolitan Railway Country Estates, Ltd: unlike any of their competitors, the Met was directly involved in residential property development.