In the U.K., I think we take history for granted, everywhere we go we are surrounded by it. Things which in other countries, would have people clamouring to preserve, here would be casually demolished.
I recall this is a type of advertisement which was put in the entrance to newsagents and tobacconists. In a similar vein, some shops would have large advertisements painted on their walls.
Technical Details. This was taken with a Pentax SV with a 55mm lens on Kodachrome 64.