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Shell Advert - Everywhere you go You can be sure of Shell - Culzean Castle and Ailsa Craig (1952) - R Darwin - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W


Shell Advert - Everywhere you go You can be sure of Shell - Culzean Castle and Ailsa Craig (1952) - R Darwin - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

NB. The Original advert was used in 1952, and was designed by R Darwin

Shell wanted people to travel and view the country side, and thus created travel guides and posters to encourage this

Culzean Castle is a castle on the Ayrshire. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy.

Culzean Castle was constructed as an L-plan castle by order of the 10th Earl of Cassilis. He instructed the architect Robert Adam to rebuild a previous building into a fine country house to be the seat of his earldom. The castle was built in stages between 1777 and 1792.
The Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry, was formed by The Earl of Cassillis at Culzean Castle in about 1794.

In 1945, the Kennedy family gave the castle and its grounds to the National Trust for Scotland. In doing so, they stipulated that the apartment at the top of the castle be given to General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during the Second World War.

The General first visited Culzean Castle in 1946 and stayed there four times, including once while President of the United States.

Ailsa Craig is an island in the outer Firth of Clyde, upon which blue hone granite was quarried to make curling stones. The now uninhabited island is formed from the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano.

The island, colloquially known as "Paddy's milestone", was a haven for Catholics during the Scottish Reformation in the 16th century,.

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading in 1907, in a move largely driven by the need to compete globally with Standard Oil. It is now the seventh largest company in the world as of 2016, in terms of revenue, and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors".

During the First World War, Shell was the main supplier of fuel to the British Expeditionary Force. It was also the sole supplier of aviation fuel and supplied 80 percent of the British Army's TNT. It also volunteered all of its shipping to the British Admiralty.

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