Warwick Castle by Claude Buckle

Warwick Castle, the castle, weir and river, Britain's ultimate castle

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle in Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire, England. It sits on a bend on the River Avon. The castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 within or adjacent to the Anglo-Saxon burh of Warwick. It was used as a fortification until the early 17th century, when Sir Fulke Greville converted it to a country house. It was owned by the Greville family, who became earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978.[Wikipedia] The railway poster has a view of the striking Caesar's Tower which was built between 1330 and 1360. Claude Buckle’s picture has many more trees in it than one sees today, no doubt a bit of artistic licence. One must not forget that the poster was designed to bring visitors to the castle by rail and Warwick station is approximately one mile away and still in use today with a direct service to London Marylebone. Produced by the nationalised British Rail but more than likely produced initially for the Western Region before nationalisation.  (1953)      BACK