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Oil painting – Foord Viaduct

Date made: 1950 (crica)

Maker / artist: P Ewer

Material: canvas,wood

Period: 20th century

Accession number: F5962

In this colourful 1950s oil painting we can see a steam train passing over the Foord Viaduct in Folkestone. The arrival of the railway in 1843 stimulated the growth of Folkestone as a holiday resort, and for well over 100 years most visitors arrived by train. The Foord Viaduct completed in 1844, was designed by Victorian engineer Sir William Cubitt. At over 100 feet tall, it is the world’s highest arched brick viaduct.

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