Shell Advert - To Visit Britain's Landmarks, You can be sure of Shelll - Folly Houses, Darley Abbey (1937) - Rowland Suddaby - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W
Shell Advert - To Visit Britain's Landmarks, You can be sure of Shell - Folly Houses, Darley Abbey (1937) - Rowland Suddaby - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W
NB. The Original advert was used in 1937, and designed by Rowland Suddaby
Shell wanted people to travel and view the country side, and thus created travel guides and posters to encourage thisDarley Abbey is a former mill village, in the city of Derby. The settlement dates back to the medieval era, when it was the site of an Augustinian monastery. In the 18th century, the Evans family developed their planned industrial mill village in the area.
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.