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First World War Framed Print Collection

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28 Framed Prints

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Female Ticket Collector, c. 1918

Female Ticket Collector, c. 1918
A lone female ticket inspector stands inside an unidentified station punching a hole in the ticket she is checking. As the war progressed and more and more men went to fight

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Retired staff returning to work at Didcot Station, 1917

Retired staff returning to work at Didcot Station, 1917
These retired members of staff returned to work during the First World War to help out where there was a shortage of men. They are (L-R) James Stock, David Ireland and George Wilks

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Highland Band at Paddington Station, 1915

Highland Band at Paddington Station, 1915
First contingent of GWR Regimental company of Railway Troops R.E headed by a Highland Band, June 18th 1915

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: No. 16 Ambulance train at Rushy Platt, Swindon 1915

No. 16 Ambulance train at Rushy Platt, Swindon 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. It was equipped with patient beds, a pharmacy and treatment rooms

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Mess room of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915

Mess room of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. It was equipped with patient beds, a pharmacy and treatment rooms

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Macaw B railway wagon No. 84350 loaded with gun carriages at Swindon Works, c. 1915

Macaw B railway wagon No. 84350 loaded with gun carriages at Swindon Works, c. 1915
Macaw B railway wagon No. 84350 has been photographed here loaded with 2 gun carriages awaiting dispatch from Swindon Works

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: 8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c. 1914

8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c. 1914
This 8in. howitzer gun carriage was one of the first batch to be made at Swindon Works. It sits on an unfinished OPEN B wagon awaiting dispatch

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Naval guns at Swindon Works, alongside Star Class locomotive, no. 4013 Knight of St Patrick, c. 1915

Naval guns at Swindon Works, alongside Star Class locomotive, no. 4013 Knight of St Patrick, c. 1915
A view of four naval guns at Swindon works, positioned with Star Class locomotive, no. 4013 Knight of St Patrick on show on the turntable. This is very much a publicity photograph for the GWR

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Pharmacy car of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915

Pharmacy car of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. It was equipped with patient beds, a pharmacy and treatment rooms

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Wartime recruiting posters at Paddington Station, 1915

Wartime recruiting posters at Paddington Station, 1915
Recruiting posters were a popular way of encouraging men to enlist. Millions of posters were produced and displayed up and down the country during the war

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916

Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916
This image of female clerks was taken in May 1916, just 10 years after women were first employed in clerical positions within the GWR

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Female Refreshment Attendant, c. 1918

Female Refreshment Attendant, c. 1918
A member of Refreshment Department staff is photographed manning the platform trolley at Paddington Station circa 1918. Photographs such as this

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Leatherwork for howitzers and 8 pdr guns, made at Swindon Works, c. 1915

Leatherwork for howitzers and 8 pdr guns, made at Swindon Works, c. 1915
This array of items shows the type of leatherwork that was undertaken at Swindon Works for both howitzers and 8 pdr guns, as requested by the Royal Arsenal

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: 6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works c. 1915

6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works c. 1915
6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works. The guns were sent in from elsewhere, but the manufacture of 40 large field carriages upon which the guns were mounted was a specialist

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Naval guns outside A Shop, Swindon Works c. 1915

Naval guns outside A Shop, Swindon Works c. 1915
Four 6in. naval guns are proudly displayed on the tracks outside of A Shop, with County Tank, No. 2232, in steam, just behind. The guns are mounted on carriages with limbers attached

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: No 18 Stamping Shop at Swindon Works in 1915

No 18 Stamping Shop at Swindon Works in 1915
A view of No. 18 Stamping Shop from March 1915, showing the reverse of a stationary boiler. At the bottom left of the image are sheets of metal ready to be heated in the gas furnaces just above

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Nordenfelt anti-aircraft gun in V Shop, Swindon Works c. 1915

Nordenfelt anti-aircraft gun in V Shop, Swindon Works c. 1915
This striking image shows a newly made 6 pdr Nordenfelt anti-aircraft gun complete with mounting platform and protective skirting

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Carriage and Wagon Stamping (No. 18) Shop in 1915

Carriage and Wagon Stamping (No. 18) Shop in 1915
This image of the Carriage and Wagon Stamping (No.18) Shop was taken in March 1915. Although no men are in shot, it shows the busy, dirty and hot nature of this workshop

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Swindon Works Polishing Shop in 1914

Swindon Works Polishing Shop in 1914
A photograph taken on 7th August 1914 of the Polishing Shop in the Carriage and Wagon Works. French polishing was a skilled trade

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915

No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915
Built at Swindon Works in 1915 and paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. The ward carriages had a three tier folding bunk system that allowed patients to be either sat up or lying

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916

Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916
A group shot of female clerks taken in May 1916. This group are from the Accounts Office at Swindon Works and were managed by Mr Kelynack, the Clerk in Charge

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: 6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works, c. 1915

6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works, c. 1915
6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works. The guns were sent in from elsewhere, but the manufacture of 40 large field carriages upon which the guns were mounted was a specialist

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: SS Africa at Tilbury Docks, September 1915

SS Africa at Tilbury Docks, September 1915
A British cargo ship used to transport GWR built ambulance carriages to France during WW1. It was sunk on 16th September 1915 by a German mine off the coast of Kent

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Wartime ambulance carriage in No 19 (C) Shop, 1915

Wartime ambulance carriage in No 19 (C) Shop, 1915
This image shows carriage No. 9024, an ex-invalid coach, suspended in the Carriage Lifting Shop at Swindon Works. The date is March 1915

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919

Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919
A shot capturing the last servicemen to be offered refreshments at the Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet at Paddington Station on 28th June 1919

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Kitchen Car of No. 16 Ambulance train, April 1915

Kitchen Car of No. 16 Ambulance train, April 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association - A plaque can be seen on the door denoting the gift by the association

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915

No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915
Built at Swindon Works in 1915 and paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. The ward carriages had a three tier folding bunk system that allowed patients to be either sat up or lying

Background imageFirst World War Framed Print Collection: Female stewardess, 1917

Female stewardess, 1917
A Dining Car Waitress in her crisp white apron stands in the doorway of dining car No. 9546 on Platform 2, Paddington Station in 1917


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