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

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

NB. The Original advert was used in 1936, and designed by Edward Scroggie

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

Temple Bar was the principal ceremonial entrance to the City of London.

In the Middle Ages the authority of the City of London Corporation reached beyond the City's ancient defensive walls in several places, known as the Liberties of London. To regulate trade into the City, barriers were erected on the major entrance routes wherever the true boundary was a substantial distance from the nearest ancient gatehouse in the walls. Temple Bar was the most used of these.

Its name derives from the Temple Church, once belonging to the Knights Templar.

A bar is first mentioned in 1293 and was probably only a chain or bar between a row of posts. By 1351, a wooden archway had been built housing a small prison above it.
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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