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1940s Gallery

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Choose from 43 pictures in our 1940s collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire, August 1947 Featured Print

Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire, August 1947

A GWR Publicity view of the south door of Kilpeck Church, near the ancient parish of St Devereux in Herefordshire, August 1947. The famous and highly decorative Romanesque archway at the Church of St Mary and St David has led the grade I listed church to be described as one of the finest examples of Norman churches in the country.

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

St Andrews Brine Baths, Droitwich, c.1936 Featured Print

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 Richard's House and is home to the local Heritage Centre, Salt Museum and the town's Tourist Information Centre.

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1930s, 1935, 1936, 1940s, Droitwich, Droitwich Spa, St Andrews Brine Baths, St Richards House, Worcestershire

Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943 Featured Print

Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943

Also built in the Carriage and Wagon Works at Swindon were 50 of these midget submarine superstructures which were produced for the Admiralty. The superstructure was made of mahogany and then covered in outer curtains that protected the driver and his assistant from the flow of water when submerged. All joints had to be precision made in order to prevent any water penetration into the submarine, and the vessel was built to withstand water pressure of 90lb to the square inch, so allowing it to submerge to a considerable depth. The work on the midget submarines was top secret. Only the men directly involved in its design and construction knew about it and they were sworn to secrecy. The screens surrounding the submarine in this image are testament to the sensitive nature of much of the war work carried out at Swindon Works.