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The Shipping Forecast Print 51cm

by Flowers and Fleurons

70 customer reviews(70)


  • made in britain
  • eco-friendly

Attention all shipping! This is the original letterpress Shipping Forecast Print; often digitally imitated but never bettered – we're proud to have got there first!

The Shipping Forecast names the British sea areas covered by daily BBC radio weather broadcasts on behalf of the Meteorological Office: Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty...

It has been printed from hand-set metal letterpress type on a four ton 1950's printing press to make a truely unique product. The metal typeface we use is the same as the BBC's – a British classic.

We sell the prints at the National Maritime Museum and the original monumental version now hangs in Rick Stein and Jill Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow.

Copyright © flowers & fleurons 2011

The Finisterre variation uses the old sea region name Finisterre instead of Fitzroy and is printed in greys, black and stone.

Our Blue/Green Classic version is now sold out.

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The Shipping Forecast is printed onto 100% cotton Somerset Velvet paper made in the UK.

The print comes unframed.

Please note that since the original photograph was taken we have sold out and have reprinted making very slight alterations to some of the names – for example South East Iceland is now larger and reads S.E Iceland.


Print Dimensions: 51 x 15.5cm unframed.

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