This second book in the series will see us in the North East of England. We begin where we started the journey in Volume 1, at Berwick-upon-Tweed. The train takes us south towards the industrial Tyne and Tees areas, but we can take in the sights of the lovely Northumberland coast, before the arrival into Newcastle.
Then it is south into Durham, with the imposing cathedral and the seat of learning before moving west into beautiful Teesdale. Industrial posters contrast with swirling rivers and rolling hills.
From there it is a short trip to industrial Teesside, where man’s interference with the landscape has ruined the coastline. A short distance southwards along the coast we find Redcar, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, the subject chosen for the front cover below. (The brooding yet imposing Durham Cathedral features on the rear cover, to contrast with the sweeping and colourful front cover image).
Volume 2 Chapters
Planning of the second Volume is complete. There are over 650 wonderful posters to choose from for this area of England and selection has been very difficult to enable coverage from Victorian to Modern times. The chapter listing that follows is the current position, but some ‘tweaking’ is envisaged. The number in brackets at the end of each chapter signifies the posters presently assigned.
Introduction: Historical perspective of the North East of England in poster terms (20)
Chapter 1: Northumberland: Journey from Berwick to Newcastle (48)
Chapter 2: Durham and The Tees Valley: Historic Durham and the beautiful Tees valley (32)
Chapter 3: Along the Scenic Coast: Redcar to South of Whitby, including Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay (38)
Chapter 4: South to Scarborough: wonderful array of seaside posters (31)
Chapter 5: Beside the Seaside: The posters of Filey, Flamborough and Bridlington (32)
Chapter 6: Touring East Yorkshire: Hull, Hornsea, Withernsea, and Goole Docks: Doncaster works (30)
Chapter 7: Beautiful Dales & Moors: Ilkley, Wharfedale, Ribblesdale, Fountains Abbey, North York Moors (40)
Chapter 8: Yorkshire Elegance: Posters from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon (37)
Chapter 9: Journey’s End at York: Wonderful array from one of Britain’s most historic places (32)
Chapter 10: Marketing the North East: Enticing us to return: industrial & modern posters (40+)
This gives us around 380 posters, (and even then some wonderful images were left out due to space constraints) so Volume 2 will be larger than volume 1. It promises to be a wonderful journey for the many collectors of posters from Yorkshire and the North-East of England.