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Shell Advert - To Visit Britain's Landmarks, You can be sure of Shell - Faringdon Folly (1936) - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

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Shell Advert - To Visit Britain's Landmarks, You can be sure of Shell - Faringdon Folly (1936) - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

NB. The Original advert was used in 1936

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

Just east of the Faringdon is Folly Hill or Faringdon Hill. In common with Badbury Hill to the west of the town, it has an ancient hill fort. This was fortified by supporters of Matilda sometime during the Anarchy but was soon razed to the ground by Stephen. Oliver Cromwell fortified it in his unsuccessful campaign to defeat the Royalist garrison at Faringdon House.

The folly on Folly Hill was designed by Lord Gerald Wellesley, later 7th Duke of Wellington, for Lord Berners and built in 1935. It is 140 feet high and affords panoramic views of the Vale of White Horse. It once had a sign saying "Members of the public committing suicide from this tower do so at their own risk".

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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