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The Ghost Tube London Mini Greeting Cards

The Ghost Tube London Mini Greeting Cards

London Underground Illustration of the Ghost Tube Stations.

 

London is home to some old forgotten stations, also known as the 'Ghost tubes' thrilling Londoners who share such immense interest in the mysteries of the underground.

 

I got this idea while reading this book a year ago, called the 'The Necropolis Railway'. At first I thought this was a fictitious place, but when I looked it up, it did.. and does exist! And such an unusual building, with the mysterious chimeras near the top of the roofline. 

 

From 1900-1941 it served as the first-class depot for the London Necropolis Railway. The waymarked chimeric figure glared down at mourners as they filed into the station to await the train that would transport them and their departed family member to Brookwoood Cemetery.

 

The Strand stands bang in the middle of one of the busiest areas in Central London. Opening on November 30, 1907, the station offered a shuttle service to Holborn. During the second world war, the branch was closed and the station used as a public air-raid shelter, with the tunnels being employed to store the Elgin Marbles and other precious artifacts from the British Museum.

 

Poet laureate Sir John Betjeman’s mention of the unloved South Kentish Town station came in a short story he wrote for broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1951. His tale was based on a true incident when a gentleman accidently alighted from a train at South Kentish Town shortly after its permanent closure. 

This card is for all the 'tube nerds' like me, who are in always in the look out for interesting stories buried deep underground.

 

Size: 14.8 cm x 10 cm (A6 size)

  • Product Info & Sizes

    Size: 14.8 cm x 10 cm (A6 size)

     

    Printed in brilliant full colour, onto a 300gsm coated stock and uncoated inside for easy writing.
    This listing is for a single card and comes with a simple kraft envelope. All wrapped neatly in a plastic sleeve and sent in a board-backed envelope.

  • Shipping & Returns

    Cards will be dispatched within 3-5 working days.

     

    Shipping: Within UK : Royal Mail First Class

    Rest of the World: Royal Mail Tracked. (10 days - 20+ days depending on the country's customs)

    Please be aware that colours may vary slightly from what you see on your screen, depending on your monitor settings.

£3.50Price

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