Peter Annable set to steam ahead with the St. Marks Baron Design

St Marks Shopping Centre Lincoln

Watch out for a new station master in the city this June, as the St. Marks baron is transformed by Edwinstowe based illustrator, Peter Annable.


Inspired by St. Mark’s history, Peter will paint the front of the Baron as a station master, with the back of the design set to portray a steam train scene.

With over 30 years’ experience in illustration and past work including clients such as Cadburys, Euro-Disney and the Guild of Railway Artists, Peter was the perfect choice.

Valerie Johnson, Centre Manager said:

We decided to go with a railway theme for our baron to celebrate St. Mark’s history and to offer tourists more of an insight into Lincoln’s past. Peter is extremely talented and has created some amazing illustrations in the past which made him a natural choice for the project.

Peter said:

I’m looking forward to getting started on the St. Marks Magna Carta Baron.

I really like the way the theme combines the history of St. Marks and Lincoln and will enjoy creating the illustrations. I’ve worked on many projects throughout the years although this is the first Baron I’ve painted and can’t wait to get stuck in!

Although St. Mark’s station was demolished in 1987, original features of the railway still remain today including the grand ionic portico (once the entrance and now Lakeland) and the old signal box which is now the management office.

The Station Master Baron will take its place at Brayford Waterfront throughout the Magna Carta summer celebrations and will be one of 25 in the Baron Trail across the city.

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