Poster by Walsall Lithographic Company (image copyright Walsall Museum)

Museum expert takes nostalgic look back at historic advertising in talk

Poster by Walsall Lithographic Company (image copyright Walsall Museum)
A special illustrated talk at Walsall Local History Centre in June explores the eye-catching posters and marketing material created by a world-famous local firm.

The talk, which takes place at the Essex Street, Walsall, centre on Monday 11 June, focuses on advertising material created by the Walsall Lithographic Co for well-known companies and businesses across the country.

The company has designed and produced imagery for firms such as Cadbury’s Chocolate, HP Sauce and Kunzle cakes.  There will also be a look at some of the striking posters created for firms further afield, including Quaker Oats and Star Lager of Nigeria.

Walsall Museum’s Community History Curator, Jennifer Thomson, will be delivering the talk, which is based around the Museum’s exceptional collection of advertising material produced by the Walsall Lithographic Co and which was acquired by the Museum three years ago, just before the firm’s former premises were demolished.  The Local History Centre holds advertising material also and records of the work produced by the company.

The talk, entitled ‘Regional Firms in Historic Advertising’, starts at 7.30pm and the evening closes at 9pm.  The talk costs just £2 but advance booking is essential, so please telephone Walsall Local History Centre on 01922 721305 to reserve your place.

Walsall Local History Centre is the archives and local studies service for Walsall Metropolitan Borough and is part of Walsall Council.  For further details please drop in to the Centre or check out our website: www.walsall.gov.uk/localhistorycentre

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