Gibsons Up Main & Down Loop Jigsaw Puzzle ( 2 x 500 pieces)
Up Main and Down Loop is a multi-box of jigsaws which includes two quality 500 piece jigsaw puzzles by Gibsons.
This is the perfect gift for railway enthusiasts. This box contains 'Bright Intervals' and 'Express to Bristol', both painted by artist Barry Freeman.
'Bright Intervals' depicts a day of heavy rain in 1958, when the BR(WR) ‘Castle’ class 4-6-0 No. 7027 ‘Thornbury Castle’ passed Leamington Spa General station with the down ‘Cambrian Coast Express’.
'Express to Bristol' shows the Great Western ‘King’ class 4-6-0 No. 6023 ‘King Edward II’ passing through Sydney Gardens with an express from London Paddington to Bristol in 1947.
Gibsons are renowned for their jigsaw puzzles with carefully illustrated pieces which are made from the highest quality long-lasting 100% recycled board
Completed puzzle size: 48 x 34cm
Barry Freeman, born in Northampton in 1937, spent ten years in the Royal Navy and several years in the electronics and aviation industry, after which he took up teaching, drawing and painting before early retirement gave him the opportunity to become a professional artist. His love of art and railways is reflected in the detailed paintings in which he specialised
In 1995, Barry was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a former deputy president of the Guild of Railway Artists. Barry sadly passed away in December 2017.