Mildred Ratcliffe, 1899-1988

Wherever you go there is a branch of the Post Office Savings Bank. Poster by Mildred Ratcliffe

Wherever you go there is a branch of the Post Office Savings Bank. 1960s, POST 110/2814

Mildred Ratcliffe produced posters for the Post Office Savings Bank between the 1930s-1950s. After a distinguished career in London as a commercial artist, she retired to Kent.

Then and now

Mildred Ratcliffe painted West Wycombe around 50 years ago. Compare her poster with the same street today!

  • In Mildred’s painting, the post office is the white building on the right, with a red wall box.

More by Mildred Ratcliffe

Mildred’s work for the GPO focused on the Post Office Savings Bank. Here are two more of her designs.

  • Loyal Greetings - Window display design for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

    ‘Loyal Greetings’. Window display design for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, c.1953, POST 110/3316.

  • Wherever you go there is a branch of the Post Office Savings Bank

    ‘Wherever you go there is a branch of the Post Office Savings Bank’. Poster featuring Biddenden, Kent, c.1959, POST 110/2815.

Related posts

  • Women Artists of the General Post Office

    Explore our colourful collections through the work of 12 women artists. A new online gallery of posters celebrating Women's History Month.

    Read more
  • Online catalogue

    Our online catalogue contains more than 120,000 records describing the files, objects, stamps, posters, photographs and other material in our collections.

    Read more
  • Licensing & merchandising

    We are home to a unique collection of visually stunning and historically significant imagery available to license.

    Read more
  • Collections

    Motorbikes, mail boxes, machinery - and stamps! The Postal Museum collections reveal the colourful history of communication through the post.

    Explore 500 years of postal heritage