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Metro-Land

British Empire Exhibition 1924 Edition

with a new introduction by Oliver Green
Description
Metro-Land front cover image

"...deeply nostalgic reading"
The Times

Metro-Land was published annually from 1915 until 1932 and featured evocative descriptions and photographs of historic villages and rural vistas of the area north west of London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire served by the Metropolitan Railway. Not only was it a guidebook designed to promote the area for leisure excursion travel from London but it was packed with facts for the commuter about the cost of season tickets, journey times and also with numerous adverts for all the new housing developments springing up during the 20's. This 1924 edition of Metro-land was published just as the property and leisure boom was under way and also had the extra purpose of promoting The British Empire Exhibition of 1924/25 at Wembley.

INCLUDES FOLD OUT FACIMILE MAP OF EXTENSION LINES TO METROLAND

Oliver Green is the Head Curator of London's Transport Museum and the author and editor of numerous books including Underground Art: London Transport Posters 1908 to the Present and Moving Metropolis: The History of London's Transport Since 1800.
BookData
Pub Date:30 July 2004
Extent:144pp plus
20 colour photos,
50 B&W photos
and fold-out colour map
Format:Crown Octavo
(184 X 124mm )
Binding:Hardback
Price:16.99
ISBN:1-904915-00-0
Territory:World