A notice for all non-penguins

Having written last week about my singular inability to ice-skate, my eye was drawn today to this poster in the National Railway Museum’s collection:

BR safety poster, 1995 (NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society)

BR safety poster, 1995 (NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society)

The caption reads ‘Watch your step on our platforms this winter… Leave the skating to the profesionals’. Wise words. Having said that, if I saw a briefcase-carrying penguin skating along the platforms at London Bridge station, I think slips and falls would be the last things on my mind…

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