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Shell Advert - Wherever you go you can be sure of Shell - Polperro Cornwall (1933) - Maurice A Miles - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

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Shell Advert - Wherever you go you can be sure of Shell - Polperro Cornwall (1933) - Maurice A Miles - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

NB. The Original advert was used in 1933, and was designed by Maurice A Miles

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

Polperro is a village and fishing harbour on the south-east of Cornwall.

The name Polperro derives from the Cornish Porthpyra, meaning harbour named after Pyran. Early forms are Portpira, 1303, and Porpira, 1379. The chapel of St Peter de Porthpyre is mentioned in 1398.
Smuggling is understood to have prospered since Polperro developed as a port in the 12th century. It reached its zenith in the late 18th century when Britain's wars with America and France, made it worthwhile for the local fishermen to boost their income smuggling. By the late 18th century, much of the success of the smuggling trade through Polperro was controlled by Zephaniah Job. A more organised Coast Guard service was introduced in the 19th century. Part of the South West Coast Path was originally used by Revenue Officers as they patrolled the coast in search of smugglers.

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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