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1936 Collection

Background image1936 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 image1936 Collection: Swindon Works Hooter Operator 1936

Swindon Works Hooter Operator 1936
The hooter was a set of steam whistles that called employees into work, and signalled the end of the working day. The operator sounded the hooter by turning a wheel that released steam at high

Background image1936 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 image1936 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 image1936 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 image1936 Collection: Audrey Mosson, Railway Queen 1935 - 1936

Audrey Mosson, Railway Queen 1935 - 1936
Railway Queen Audrey Mosson photographed at her crowning ceremony at Belle Vue, Manchester on 7th September 1935. Audrey was the 10th Railway Queen

Background image1936 Collection: Looe, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR Publicity view of the small coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, August 1936. Holidaymakers are swimming in the sea just off East Looe Beach with small fishing boats further out in the water

Background image1936 Collection: Entrance to Looe Harbour, Cornwall, August 1936

Entrance to Looe Harbour, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall. Taken in August 1936 this image shows the entrance to harbour at low tide with people boarding a small boat

Background image1936 Collection: Looe Quay, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe Quay, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the quay at Looe in Cornwall, August 1936, showing men on the deck of a boat moored up in the harbour with wooden crates filled with rope or fishing nets

Background image1936 Collection: East Looe Beach, Cornwall, August 1936

East Looe Beach, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of East Looe Beach on the Cornish coast, August 1936. This image was taken from the cliff overlooking the beach

Background image1936 Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1936

Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1936
A GWR publicity view of Exmouth Beach in Devon, July 1936. Families and holidaymakers are enjoying themselves on the sandy beach at Exmouth, with boats at the shoreline and anchored on the water

Background image1936 Collection: Exmouth from Orcombe Point, Devon, July 1936

Exmouth from Orcombe Point, Devon, July 1936
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Exmouth from Orcombe Point to the south east, in Devon, July 1936. Exmouth Beach stretches out along the coastline

Background image1936 Collection: On the Beach at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1936

On the Beach at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the shingle beach at Sidmouth in South Devon in August 1936. The beach is full of holidaymakers enjoying the summer sunshine; lounging in deckchairs and paddling in the sea

Background image1936 Collection: St Andrews Brine Baths, Droitwich, c. 1936

St Andrews 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 image1936 Collection: New Quay, August 1936

New Quay, August 1936
A GWR Publicity view of New Quay, Wales in August 1936. Holidaymakers are enjoying the summer sunshine by sitting on the harbour wall, picnicking and sunbathing

Background image1936 Collection: Lyme Regis Harbour, August 1936

Lyme Regis Harbour, August 1936
Holidaymakers gather on the sandy beach at Lyme Regis. Behind them is the small harbour, also known as the Cobb. It was made famous by featuring in Jane Austins novel, Persuasion

Background image1936 Collection: Lyme Regis, August 1936

Lyme Regis, August 1936
Hundreds of holidaymakers are enjoying the shingle beach at Lyme Regis. The beach is lined full of huts. In the distance a stretch of coastline known as the Spittle can be seen

Background image1936 Collection: No. 6985 Brake Corridor Composite Carriage

No. 6985 Brake Corridor Composite Carriage
This photograph shows brake corridor composite carriage no.6985. It was built in 1936 to diagram E152

Background image1936 Collection: No. 6932 Brake Corridor Composite Carriage

No. 6932 Brake Corridor Composite Carriage
This photograph shows brake corridor composite carriage no.6932 stationary on tracks. It was built in 1936 to diagram E152

Background image1936 Collection: Guards Compartment of Brake Corridor Third Carriage, 1936

Guards Compartment of Brake Corridor Third Carriage, 1936
This image shows the interior of the guards compartment of a brake corridor third class carriage, built in 1936 to diagram D121

Background image1936 Collection: The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, August 1936

The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the Banjo Pier at Looe in Cornwall, August 1936. 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 image1936 Collection: Looe Bay, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe Bay, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe and Looe Bay, Cornwall, August 1936. This image shows the Banjo Pier at the Looe Estuary

Background image1936 Collection: The West End of Sidmouth Beach, Devon, August 1936

The West End of Sidmouth Beach, Devon, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the west end of the beach at Sidmouth in Devon, August 1936. Holidaymakers are spread out on the shingle beach enjoying the summer sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background image1936 Collection: Sidmouth from Connaught Gardens, Devon, August 1936

Sidmouth from Connaught Gardens, Devon, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of Sidmouth in Devon seen from Connaught Gardens to the west of the town. Taken in August 1936 the image shows the shingle beach at low tide with many holidaymakers enjoying

Background image1936 Collection: North Beach, Tenby, 1936

North Beach, Tenby, 1936
A view looking north with Goskar Rock towering over this long expanse of beach. The tide is low and several families are playing in rock pools

Background image1936 Collection: Banbury Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1936

Banbury Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1936
A view of the platforms under the original overall roof at Banbury station in Oxfordshire, c.1936. The station opened in 1850 and was fully rebuilt in 1958

Background image1936 Collection: GWR Tractor and trollies on Paddington Station, c1936

GWR Tractor and trollies on Paddington Station, c1936
A view of a GWR tractor pulling trollies that are transporting parcels at the far end of Paddington Station, c.1936. The GWR Parcels Fowarding Depot can be seen in the background along with various

Background image1936 Collection: Pavilion Gardens, Torquay, August 1936

Pavilion Gardens, Torquay, August 1936
Ladies stroll amongst palms and other exotic plants in the Pavilion Gardens in Torquay. Also known as the Princess Gardens they were laid in the late 1800 when Torquay was becoming a fashionable


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