Jigsaw Puzzle: Wartime on the London Underground, the Tube


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To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the first underground route connecting Paddington and Kings Cross to a new terminus nearer the heart of the City, at Farringdon in 1863.

Our resident artist (Robin Pinnock) has painted ‘Wartime on the Underground’ depicting a scene at Trafalgar Square at the height of the blitz.

The deep level ‘tube’ system, built between 1890 and 1907, offered a refuge from air raids during both World Wars.

Many Londoners took refuge on the platforms deep below the streets for safety, as can be seen in this delightful but poignant scene at Trafalgar Square Station on the Bakerloo Line.

The WRVS are serving some mugs of tea whilst members of our armed force wait for the incoming tube, a newish London Underground 1938 stock that ran for the last time in 2012.

A small boy shows his model Spitfire to an RAF Officer, while others read a book or just sleep the night away.

Re-Issued 2014.

Artist – Robin Pinnock

1000 Pieces

Cellophane wrapped box

Approx. 66cm x 50cm