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Underground adverts: posters from tube days past

Posted at 8:00 am, December 19, 2012 in Secret London, Transport
In Passing at the Bird & Ballard

Have you ever noticed how out of place old ads look? Not only has the passing of time rendered their message meaningless, but their once pristine facades are often well worn and covered in filth. And that’s just the ones we can see. ‘In Passing’, a new exhibition by in-house photographer of The Old London Underground Company Andrew Stanney, hopes to cast a light on some on the long forgotten advertisements that lie dormant in abandoned parts of the Underground. Stanney was given exclusive access to a disused part of Euston station and was able to capture a selection of the posters that remain, many of which haven’t seen human activity since the station was refurbished in the 1960s. ‘In Passing’ is on display until Feb 28 at Red Gallery and offers guests an opportunity to gaze upon a time capsule of London’s past without getting their hands dirty. Enjoy, tube fans. Jonno Hopkins

For info, see redgallerylondon.com.

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