|George Worsley Adamson|
Illustrator and Humorist
The title of the traditional ballad set on Dartmoor in Devon usually spells Widdecombe with two ds though the village is known as Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The ballad lent itself perfectly to the artist George Adamsons witty pen. Adamson was not a Devonian but lived in Devon for many years. Faber & Faber published his book of the ballad in 1966, but sadly it is now out of print. Later, however, he adapted his illustrations to make the poster shown here, copies of which are still available from the George W. Adamson Archive.
Everything is there: the words, the drawings, the musical score -- indeed Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all!
Poster size: 35.4 × 23.6 in. (90 × 60 cm)
Click on the poster to see close-up details.
Widdecombe Fair publications by George Adamson