I found myself at Richmond Station on Saturday night, wending my way home after a very enjoyable day with old school friends, celebrating yet another one of our 40th birthdays. On the staircase down to the westbound platform, it looks like some false walls have been removed and, in turn, a series of advertising posters from the mid-198os have been revealed.

It all seems of a very much simpler age – a few observations: the self-deprecating “We’re getting there” strapline of the pre-privatisation railway service; the fact that these posters all pre-date the digital revolution so would have been created and laid out by hand rather than on a computer screen; Chessington billing itself as a Zoo with some amusements (rather than today’s rather grandiose “World of Adventure”).

Anyway, photos below:

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