Double royal station poster, 25 x 40 inches (101 x 63.5 cm) printed in colours, old folds, blank verso.
Along with conventional sights and attractions such as Samuel Pepys’ cottage at Brampton, Oliver Cromwell’s barn (worthy of note in 1950 but demolished in the 1960s) and one of the oldest post windmills in the country at Bourn, Steel’s map of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire also shows the stocks and whipping post at Meldreth and the Caxton Gibbet, ‘a grim reminder of olden days’.
Kenneth Steel (1906-1970) was born in Sheffield and studied at Sheffield College of Art. His father was a silver engraver and his brother was also an artist. He remained Sheffield-based and was an engraver and lithographer as well as a painter in oils and watercolours. He produced posters and carriage prints for the LNER and British Railways.