"Travel by the Brighton Belle" - Southern Railway advert illustrated by Pat Keely, 1934
The Southern Railway instituted, in the 1920s and '30s one of the world's largest railway electrification programmes - and they were particularly proud of the main line electrification of the London - Brighton line and the unique EMU Pullman cars that provided the "Brighton Belle" services as advertised here. The advert is illustrated by Pat Keely, who produced work for the Southern and London Transport amongst other companies - here he uses both the trains and the electrified third rail to…
Sign of the Cock, Sutton, 1920s
Sutton High Street looking north. The sign was associated with the Cock Hotel public house which is to the right out of sight. Lloyds Bank has yet to be built on the corner of Cheam Road (left). In this picture the site is occupied by G H Graham. Note the policeman on point duty standing next to the sign. William Pile's shop with its clock in its lead-covered cupola can be seen standing on the corner of Carshalton Road.