New range of posters is steaming into town

Sally Latimer, Northern Section.
Sally Latimer, Northern Section.

A love of vintage railway posters and a desire to celebrate Northumberland have combined in the new project from an Alnwick-based artist.

The Northern Section is a new venture by artist Sally Latimer, who is originally from the North East and moved to Alnwick two years ago.

A love of vintage railway posters and inspiration from time spent in Alnwick’s Barter Books prompted Sally to come up with the idea of designing railway-inspired posters of the region, but with a modern twist.

Sally said: “I wanted to create big, bold images in bright contemporary colours, which mirrored the elegance and style of posters from the heyday of railway advertisements, in the 1920s and 30s.

“Northumberland has a wealth of beautiful and inspiring locations.

“I strove to produce something that would celebrate how fortunate we are to live in the area, and to try to capture that beauty for both Northumbrians and visitors alike.”

The Northern Section range also includes high-quality bone china mugs and eco-friendly canvas bags, that are perfect for shopping or trips to the beach.

All of Sally’s designs are hand-painted and the posters are being produced by local printers in Northumberland.

Sally has exciting plans to expand the business in the future, to include posters and gifts celebrating the many other beautiful locations in the region.

The Northern Section products can be found online at

So far the designs available include posters of Alnwick Castle, the Alnwick Lion, the Cheviots and Holy Island.

But anyone who subscribes to The Northern Section website will be able to vote for the location they would like to see in a poster to have a chance to win a free framed poster of their choice, in a draw taking place on December 15.

Sally’s posters will be exhibited at the Alnwick Playhouse from November 8.