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1939 Gallery

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Choose from 16 pictures in our 1939 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939
Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939
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Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939
Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939
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Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
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Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
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Windsor and Eton, 1939
Windsor and Eton, 1939
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Scammel being loaded with Anderson Air Raid Shelter, West London, 1939
Scammel being loaded with Anderson Air Raid Shelter, West London, 1939
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Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939
Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939
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The Torbay Express at Taunton Station, Somerset, c.1939
The Torbay Express at Taunton Station, Somerset, c.1939
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Brake Third Carriage compartment, 1939
Brake Third Carriage compartment, 1939
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Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939
Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939
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Idler Camp, Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939
Idler Camp, Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939
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St Andrews Brine Baths, Droitwich, July 1939
St Andrews Brine Baths, Droitwich, July 1939
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Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939 Featured Print

Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939

One of the very first war time roles that the GWR was engaged in was the evacuation of children from cities to the relative safety of the countryside. Even before war was declared, plans were drawn up for evacuation so the GWR and the other major railway companies were prepared and on standby to put these plans into action. On August 31st 1939, the day before Germany invaded Poland, the order to begin the evacuation was given. The very next day the mass movement of children began and continued until September 4th. The GWR was responsible for the majority of the children moved from North and East London and while most of the evacuation trains departed from Ealing Broadway, this image shows groups of children being off-loaded from a double decker bus outside the Departure Platform at Paddington Station during the four days of evacuation in September 1939

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

Brine Baths Park, Droitwich, July 1939
Brine Baths Park, Droitwich, July 1939
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Marsh Lock, Henley on Thames, August 1939
Marsh Lock, Henley on Thames, August 1939
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Pittville Park, Cheltenham, July 1939
Pittville Park, Cheltenham, July 1939
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Sandford Park, Cheltenham, July 1939
Sandford Park, Cheltenham, July 1939
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