Frances Castle Portfolio
Gilroy Mere - Adlestrop
Clay Pipe Music
Record sleeve design for Clay Pipe Music, a London based label run by illustrator and designer Frances Castle.
Adlestrop is inspired by the remains of the rural railway stations that were closed in the wake of the 1963 Beeching Report.
After a chance visit to the village of Adlestrop, Oliver Cherer (AKA Gilroy Mere), found out all that remained of the railway station is the old platform sign Adlestrop, now part of a local bus shelter. Walking around the village he was struck that; “all the birds of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire” were still singing away - like ghosts from the Edward Thomas’ poem also titled, Adlestrop.
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