The Great North Road Map ~ The Great North Road was the main highway between London and Scotland. It became a coaching route used by mail coaches travelling between London, York and Edinburgh. The modern A1 mainly parallels the route of the Great North Road. Coaching inns, many of which survive, were staging posts providing accommodation, stabling for horses and replacement mounts.
Knaresborough, River Nidd, Yorkshire. Vintage BR Travel poster by Jack Merriott. 1954
British Railways (North Eastern Region) travel poster of The Yorkshire Dales showing hills, moors, valleys and a small hamlet with an old church. In the foreground a shepherd rests by the tranquil riverside. 1953. Artwork by Frank Sherwin.