Poster inviting people to attend a public meeting on the future of the former Great Central line

This fascinating poster was produced by Lutterworth Rural District Council in January 1962. At a time when the future of the London Extension was under threat, it urges 'all affected' people to attend a public meeting to discuss the 'proposal to reduce rail services and close stations on the former Great Central line'. Even by the time this meeting was held, through express services had already stopped running for two years. Whatever the public response, the route could not be saved, and in September 1966 the last main line became the first one to close.

Digital Reference: L2752
Creator: Lutterworth Rural District Council - 1962-01
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: poster
Format: 446mm, 284mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (document Poster)
Identifier: DE1379/517/69b