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32 New Street Station - Birmingham by Drawings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

32 New Street Station - Birmingham by Drawings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

New Street Station 1932

Pencil drawing heightened with white - Signed and dated

Image Area: 21ins x 26ins

The original New Street station was built in the Victorian Era and had the largest single-span arched roof in the world. This was demolished and replaced in the 1960s but this drawing by Norman showed the old signal box at the end of the platform. The train leaving could well have been the train to Bristol and the West Coast which left on that line.

The buildings in the background would be very familiar to passengers arriving and departing from New Street and the arches can still be seen today. Some of the buildings have been replaced by the Palisades Shopping Center.

The drawing is from 1932, another major piece from Norman's early work and records his journey from Redditch to Birmingham when he attended the Art College in Margaret Street, Birmingham

Even at this early age Norman's interpretation and perspective was exceptional

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