Syd Lane was Belle Vue's last commercial artist. In such a diverse facility as Belle Vue, which included a zoo, amusement park, exhibition center, sports facility, circus and numerous special events, the scope for an artist was wide and varied.
London-born Syd Lane had a diverse career as an artist. Prior to his arrival at Belle Vue he had been a Fleet Street War Artist a teacher of commercial art and was well known as a designer of theatre and cinema decor. At Belle Vue, Syd Lane did everything including: illustrating posters and programs, creating advertising billboards, decorating the ballroom and dining rooms, painting the circus van, and creating his pride and joy, Miniland.
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