Antiques Roadshow expert views railway posters

ANTIQUES expert Paul Atterbury was one of many visitors at a recent exhibition of railway art in Portishead.

Paul, a regular on the BBC Antiques Roadshow programme, was guest of honour at the Pure Offices three-day event at Kestrel Court in Harbour Road.

The exhibition, which showcased British railway posters from by-gone eras, is part of a programme of railway-related activities at Pure Offices, organised to highlight their support for the re-opening of the Portishead to Bristol railway line.

The exhibition was run in conjunction with author Dr Richard Furness of JDF and Associates, who is currently writing a series of books called Poster to Poster, about the history of railway posters in Britain. More than 70 posters were on display at Kestrel Court, where Dr Furness was happy to sign copies of his latest book in the Poster to Poster series, Volume 4: Eastern Counties of England.

Pure Offices’ next event will be the unveiling of a community mural at the designated site of a new railway station in Harbour Road on April 28.

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