Poster, London Midland & Scottish Railway, Rugby School by Norman Wilkinson, 1939. View of the School. Text: Rugby School was founded in 1567 by Lawrence Sheriff of London, a native of Rugby or Brownsover. The School was moved to its present site in 1750, and the buildings shown above date from the beginning of the 19th century. The view is taken from the School Close, where, as is shown on the stone tablet shown on the picture, "William Webb Ellis, with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game, A.D.1823" Famous Public Schools on the LMS. LMS logo and School Coat-of-Arms. Other ids: ERO53351. Format: double royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 635 mm.

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Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1978-9189
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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