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1930s Collection

Background image1930s Collection: Chipping Campden, July 1930

Chipping Campden, July 1930
A view up the High Street towards the Market Hall. Motor cars line the street, although the Caution Road Up sign indicates work taking place

Background image1930s Collection: 7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930

7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930
From l-r: No 6005 King George II, No 6008 King James II, No 6017 King Edward IV, No 6020 King Henry IV, No 6022 King Edward III, No 6023 King Edward II, No 6024 King Edward I

Background image1930s Collection: Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934

Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934
This images shows the busy taxi rank at Paddington Station in 1934. Over 20 taxis are waiting along this stretch. By the 1930s most taxis were motor vehicles

Background image1930s Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background image1930s Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea on the southern coast of Devon, taken from Burgh Island in September 1935. The image shows the art-deco style Burgh Island Hotel and a number of houses

Background image1930s Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea on the southern coast of Devon, taken from Burgh Island in September 1935. The image shows what is now The Pilchard Inn on the tidal island

Background image1930s Collection: Chester Cross & Rows, Cheshire, July 1935

Chester Cross & Rows, Cheshire, July 1935
A GWR Publicity view of The Rows at Chester, Cheshire in July 1935. These half-timbered shops are famous for their covered galleries reached by steps

Background image1930s Collection: Plymouth Tinside Lido, c. 1935

Plymouth Tinside Lido, c. 1935
Crowds are gathered on the steps of the Lido to take part in swimming, bathing and diving. The Lido opened in 1935 and was built to a classic art deco style

Background image1930s Collection: GWR Buffet Car, c1938

GWR Buffet Car, c1938

Background image1930s Collection: Cheltenham Flyer at Didcot Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1930s

Cheltenham Flyer at Didcot Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1930s
A view of the Cheltenham Flyer passing through Didcot station in Oxfordshire, c.1930s. At the time when this photograph was taken the Cheltenham Spa Express

Background image1930s Collection: Swindon Works Tunnel Entrance, 1935

Swindon Works Tunnel Entrance, 1935
A sea of men can be seen leaving the Works, probably at lunchtime. This was the main entrance tunnel for the Works. The doors were promptly closed after each call for work

Background image1930s Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1936

Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1936
A view of Diesel Railcar No. 11, built by AEC, waiting at a platform at Bristol Temple Meads in c.1936. These new streamlined railcars were very much of their time

Background image1930s Collection: Swindon Station, 1930

Swindon Station, 1930
Two GWR publicity omnibuses sit outside Swindon Junction station in 1930, promoting the companys tourist route

Background image1930s Collection: Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, 1933

Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, 1933
A view of Adlestrop Station in Gloucestershire, 1933, showing the station building, track and goods shed. Adlestrop station opened in 1853 on the Cotswold Line, and closed in 1966

Background image1930s Collection: The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Goodwick, c1930s

The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Goodwick, c1930s
This impressive hotel was owned by the Great Western Railway. At its height in the 1930s it offered 40 rooms for guests. The hotel also provided golf, tennis, boating and billiards

Background image1930s Collection: Bristol Temple Meads station alterations, 1934

Bristol Temple Meads station alterations, 1934
Views of the cellars beneath the broad gauge platforms during the alterations at Bristol Temple Meads station in 1934. The expansion of the station started in 1930 and lasted until 1935

Background image1930s Collection: Neyland Station, Pembrokeshire, c. 1930s

Neyland Station, Pembrokeshire, c. 1930s
A view of Neyland station in Pembrokeshire, Wales, c.1930s, showing a locomotive departing from the station. Goods facilities and signals can also be seen in this image

Background image1930s Collection: Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939

Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939
This moving image of evacuees making their way along platform 4 at Paddington Station was also taken during the 4 day evacuation of London and other major cities in September 1939

Background image1930s Collection: Interior of a De Havilland Dragon Rapide plane, c1935

Interior of a De Havilland Dragon Rapide plane, c1935
Classic art deco designed seats and interior decor. Part of the Railway Air Services fleet

Background image1930s Collection: Windsor and Eton, 1939

Windsor and Eton, 1939
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and Eton, Berkshire in 1939. Windsor Castle overlooks the River Thames, while boats full of holidaymakers and day trippers travel along the river in the sunshine

Background image1930s Collection: The Seafront at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931

The Seafront at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the seafront at Sidmouth in South Devon, taken in August 1931. This image shows the many groynes going out to sea and holidaymakers on the shingle beach enjoying themselves

Background image1930s Collection: Swimming Club at The Lido, St Helier, Jersey, c. 1930s

Swimming Club at The Lido, St Helier, Jersey, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of holidaymakers at the Havre Des Pas bathing pool and lido, St Helier on Jersey in the Channel Islands, taken in the 1930s

Background image1930s Collection: The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire

The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire
A GWR Publicity view of Kerne Bridge and the River Wye in Herefordshire, c.1930. The bridge was built in 1828 and is now Grade II listed

Background image1930s Collection: The Square, Barnstaple, September 1934

The Square, Barnstaple, September 1934
Several people are enjoying the formal gardens of The Square in Barnstaple. Behind The Square various shops can be seen including Maison Viola (dressmakers)

Background image1930s Collection: Brine Baths, Droitwich, c. 1936

Brine Baths, Droitwich, c. 1936
A GWR Publicity view of the 1935 extension of the St Andrews Brine Baths, Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire. The building is now called St Richards House and is home to the local Heritage Centre

Background image1930s Collection: Chalford, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, June 1937

Chalford, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, June 1937
A GWR Publicity view of Chalford, in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, June 1937. With the distinctive pattern of settlements in the Frome Valley

Background image1930s Collection: Penzance Lido, late 1930s

Penzance Lido, late 1930s
A GWR publicity view of the art deco lido, now Jubilee Pool in Penzance, Cornwall, taken in the late 1930s

Background image1930s Collection: Church Steps in Minehead, Somerset, August 1933

Church Steps in Minehead, Somerset, August 1933
A GWR Publicity view from Vicarage Road looking up Church Steps to the 14th century St Michaels Church in Minehead, Somerset during August 1933

Background image1930s Collection: Scenic view of Chalford Station, Gloucestershire, 1937

Scenic view of Chalford Station, Gloucestershire, 1937
A scenic view of the village of Chalford in the Golden Valley, Gloucestershire, taken in June 1937. Chalford Station is in the top left of the image

Background image1930s Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Background image1930s Collection: GWR Weed Killing Train, 1938

GWR Weed Killing Train, 1938
To operate smooth running services the GWR needed to keep their tracks and tracksides free of unwanted weeds and foliage. The GWRs weedkilling trains usually consisted of an engine and three tenders

Background image1930s Collection: Newquay Station Goods Yard, c. 1930

Newquay Station Goods Yard, c. 1930
A view of Newquay Station Goods Yard, Cornwall, with a row of houses from Oakleigh Terrace behind and on the left, c.1930

Background image1930s Collection: Cirencester Town Station and Goods Shed, Gloucestershire, c. 1930s

Cirencester Town Station and Goods Shed, Gloucestershire, c. 1930s
A view of Cirencester Town station in Gloucestershire and its goods shed, c.1930s. The station opened in May 1841 and closed in April 1964

Background image1930s Collection: Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936

Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936
This image was taken in 1936 after extensive modernisation was made to Paddington Station. This image shows holiday posters advertising Wolverhampton

Background image1930s Collection: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, August 1937

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, August 1937
A view looking upstream on the Thames from the Wallingford Bridge as the steamer, the MV Oxford, arrives with sightseers. To the right of the image a bathing section can be seen complete with diving

Background image1930s Collection: Royal Pump Room at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Royal Pump Room at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
A GWR Publicity view of the Royal Pump Rooms at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, c.1930s. People are strolling along the front of the Pump Room building facade opposite the gatehouse entrance to

Background image1930s Collection: Brixham Harbour and town, Devon, c. 1930s

Brixham Harbour and town, Devon, c. 1930s
Two couples are enjoying the sights and sounds of a busy Brixham Harbour. One lady sunbathes, whilst her partner paints the view. The town on Brixham can be seen in the background

Background image1930s Collection: Bodinnick, Cornwall, c. 1935

Bodinnick, Cornwall, c. 1935
View of Bodinnick, Cornwall, c.1935. Two ladies wearing straw hats and a dog are walking down Hall Terrace towards The Old Ferry Inn and the Bodinnick Ferry landing

Background image1930s Collection: Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, c. 1930s

Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, c. 1930s
View of Fore Street, Fowey in Cornwall, c.1930s. People are walking along the street past shops and a garage on a sunny day

Background image1930s Collection: Brinkworth Station, c1930s

Brinkworth Station, c1930s
A view of Brinkworth station in Wiltshire looking east, c.1930s. The nameboard and covered footbridge are visible in the image

Background image1930s Collection: St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1930s

St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1930s
A view of St Ives Station, Cornwall, c.1930s, showing a locomotive at the station. The station opened in 1877 overlooking Porthminster Beach

Background image1930s Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Goods Depot, c. 1930

Bristol Temple Meads Goods Depot, c. 1930
A view of the bustling Bristol Temple Meads Goods Depot, c.1930. GWR dray horses and carts are loaded with goods, and a motor van is leaving the depot. The enquiry office is in the background

Background image1930s Collection: Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937

Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937
This large kiosk was based in The Lawn and served confectionary, cigarettes and newspapers to passengers at Paddington station in 1930s

Background image1930s Collection: Arrivals indicator board at Paddington Station, 1934

Arrivals indicator board at Paddington Station, 1934
A view of the interior of Paddington station in London taken in 1934. A new arrivals and departures indicator board was installed in The Lawn in March of the same year

Background image1930s Collection: Newspaper Train on Platform 4 at Paddington Station, 1937

Newspaper Train on Platform 4 at Paddington Station, 1937
An image showing Paddington station staff on Platform 4 receiving the daily newspapers from the 12.50am Newspaper Train, 1937

Background image1930s Collection: No. 7071 Double Slip Composite Carriage, 1938

No. 7071 Double Slip Composite Carriage, 1938
This official elevation image shows double slip composite carriage no.7071. It was built in 1938 to diagram F24

Background image1930s Collection: The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930

The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of the Banjo Pier at Looe in Cornwall, c.1930. The pier was the first of its type built in the world and is so called because it looks like a banjo from above

Background image1930s Collection: Looe Bridge, Cornwall, c. 1930

Looe Bridge, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of Looe Bridge in Cornwall, c.1930. This is the 1853 stone bridge which connects the western and eastern sides of the coastal town of Looe



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