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Berkshire Collection

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor, August 1928

Windsor, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in Berkshire, August 1928. A boat of holidaymakers and people on day trips are travelling along the river

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Hungerford station, c. 1906

Hungerford station, c. 1906
Staff and passengers pose alongside steam rail motor no.74 whilst it is stopped at Hungerford station. This photo was proably taken not long after no.74 was built

Background imageBerkshire 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 imageBerkshire Collection: Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939

Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
An image of a group of child evacuees from the East End of London on Maidenhead station in Berkshire in 1939

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Newbury Racecourse Station, September 1905

Newbury Racecourse Station, September 1905
A view of the paddock at Newbury Racecourse Station in Berkshire in September 1905. A horse is being led across the grass towards a crowd of people dressed for a race meeting

Background imageBerkshire Collection: GWR Wartime Emergency Headquarters in Berkshire, 1940

GWR Wartime Emergency Headquarters in Berkshire, 1940
A busy office scene pictured here in 1940. This office was part of the GWRs Emergency Headquarters located at Aldermaston, Berkshire

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Hungerford Station, c1910

Hungerford Station, c1910
A view of Hungerford Station in Berkshire, c1910. Passengers wait eagerly on the platform for an incoming train, while porters with trucks are waiting with luggage

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Norman Gate, Windsor Castle, 1930

Norman Gate, Windsor Castle, 1930
A GWR Publicity view of the Norman Gate at Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1930, where gardens meet fortifications

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Cannon Yard at Eton College, July 1928

Cannon Yard at Eton College, July 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Cannon Yard at Eton College, July 1928. The cannon was captured during the Crimean War at Sevastopol in 1855

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading, River Thames, July 1925

Reading, River Thames, July 1925
A GWR Publicity view of the River Thames at Reading, Berkshire, July 1925. People are taking out a punt on the water with small pleasure barges and boats moored up near a fork in the river

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939

Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939
A view of the River Thames and lock-keepers cottage, with the lock-keeper winding the lock gates at Pangbourne, upriver of Reading in Berkshire, at the height of summer in 1939

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading Station, 1967

Reading Station, 1967
A view of Reading station, Berkshire in 1967, looking at the outside of the station from the south west side. A number of cars and delivery vehicles are parked along the front of the station building

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading Station, c. 1988

Reading Station, c. 1988
This photograph shows Reading Station in Berkshire, c.1988, prior to the redevelopment of the station in 1989. An Intercity 125 is at one of the platforms and the Victorian station building

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, 1950

Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, 1950
A GWR Publicity interior view of the Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle in 1950. The room is filled with resplendent furniture, furnishings and paintings

Background imageBerkshire Collection: The Quadrangle, Windsor Castle, 1930

The Quadrangle, Windsor Castle, 1930
A GWR Publicity view of The Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1930 showing the grand features of the castle and the royal residence

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Henry VIII Gateway, Windsor Castle, 1930

Henry VIII Gateway, Windsor Castle, 1930
A GWR Publicity view of the Henry VIII Gateway at Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1930. Three members of the Kings Guard wearing bearskin caps are standing to attention in the bottom right of the image

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Caversham Rose, Reading, August 1932

Caversham Rose, Reading, August 1932
A GWR Publicity view of the River Thames and the meadows at Caversham in Reading, August 1932. A boat house with boats for hire sits on the riverbank while a group of holidaymakers lounge around a

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading, Berkshire, 1928

Reading, Berkshire, 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the River Thames at Reading, Berkshire in the summer of 1928. A couple of children are sitting on the riverbank looking at the water

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor Castle, August 1928

Windsor Castle, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in Berkshire, August 1928. A number of boats are on the river following some rowers as crowds of people gather on the banks of the river to watch

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Maiwand Lion, Reading, July 1928

Maiwand Lion, Reading, July 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens in the centre of Reading, Berkshire in July 1928. This lion sculpture is a prominent landmark in the town

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Eton College, Berkshire, early 20th century

Eton College, Berkshire, early 20th century
A GWR Publicity view of the Quadrangle by Eton College Chapel at Eton near Windsor, Berkshire in the early 20th century

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor Castle (interior), 1924

Windsor Castle (interior), 1924
A GWR Publicity view of an interior at Windsor Castle in 1924. The shot is taken from one end of a long gallery with medieval knight armour and heraldry adorning the walls

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Freebodys Lido, Reading, August 1932

Freebodys Lido, Reading, August 1932
View from Caversham Bridge across the Thames. Crowds gather on the side of the river, taking it in turns to go on the giant slide

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading Station, September 1991

Reading Station, September 1991
This photograph shows lines of track approaching Reading Station in Berkshire in September 1991, with the Royal Mail office behind

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading Station, c. 1994

Reading Station, c. 1994
This photograph shows the main concourse of Reading station in Berkshire, c.1994, showing the 1989 redeveloped station design and the escalators to go up to platforms 5 to 10

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor Castle, 1924

Windsor Castle, 1924
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1924. The castle is raised above the parkland showing its full scale

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Aldermaston Parish Church (interior), June 1928

Aldermaston Parish Church (interior), June 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the intricately carved tomb of Sir George and Lady Forster inside the Aldermaston Parish Church (St Mary the Virgin), near Reading in Berkshire, June 1928

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading Abbey, Berkshire

Reading Abbey, Berkshire
A GWR Publicity view of Reading Abbey, Berkshire c.1920s. The walls of these monastic ruins, unlike today, are seen covered in ivy giving them a romantic feel

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Signal box at Reading Main Line West, c. 1936

Signal box at Reading Main Line West, c. 1936
An internal view of the signal box at Reading Main Line West. A signalman can be seen making a call on one of the signal telephones

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944

Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944
During the Second World War women were given jobs normally assigned to men. At the GWR Road Motor Depot at Slough this involved car and lorry maintenance and repair

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Maidenhead (Dumb Bell Bridge) Station, c. 1850

Maidenhead (Dumb Bell Bridge) Station, c. 1850
This original timber station was replaced in 1871 by a new station built further west along the main line. This image has been reproduced from George Measoms Guide to the Great Western Railway, 1852

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Great Shefford Station, 1952

Great Shefford Station, 1952
A view of Great Shefford Station in West Berkshire in 1952. The station closed in 1960 after British Railways announced the closure of the Lambourn Valley Railway in 1959

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Lambourn Station, c. 1910

Lambourn Station, c. 1910
A view of Lambourn Station, West Berkshire in c.1910. Lambourn station was on the Lambourn Valley Railway and had a busy goods yard. The line closed to passengers in 1960

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Lambourn Station, September 1952

Lambourn Station, September 1952
A view of Locomotive No. 2221 sitting at the station at Lambourn on the Lambourn Valley Railway in West Berkshire, September 1952. A number of goods wagons are resting in a siding

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Lambourn Station c. 1950s

Lambourn Station c. 1950s
A view of Lambourn Station, West Berkshire in c.1950s. A diesel locomotive is on the station platform alongside a couple of station staff in their uniforms

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Midgham Station, c1890s

Midgham Station, c1890s
A view of Midgham Station at Woolhampton in West Berkshire, c.1890s. This station is on the Reading to Taunton line and was originally planned by the Berks

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Hungerford Station, c1930s

Hungerford Station, c1930s
A view of Hungerford Station in Berkshire, c1930s. The tracks and platforms are completely empty. The station buildings were demolished in 1971 when Hungerford became an unstaffed halt

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor Station, 1948

Windsor Station, 1948
A view showing a pair of GWR company dray horses stood outside Queen Victorias royal waiting room at Windsor Station, Berkshire in 1948

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Bristol bound locomotive approaching Reading Station, c1950s

Bristol bound locomotive approaching Reading Station, c1950s
A photograph showing a Bristol bound locomotive approaching Reading Station, c.1950s. The photograph was taken from a locomotive in steam and shows the approach the driver would see

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Women workers at the Road Motor Department, Slough, March 1944

Women workers at the Road Motor Department, Slough, March 1944
During the Second World War women were given jobs normally assigned to men. At the GWR Road Motor Depot at Slough this involved car maintenance and repair

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Great Shefford Station, 1958

Great Shefford Station, 1958
A view of Great Shefford Station, West Berkshire in 1958. The station closed in 1960 after British Railways announced the closure of the Lambourn Valley Railway in 1959

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Midgham Station, looking west, 16th April 1956

Midgham Station, looking west, 16th April 1956
A view of Midgham Station in West Berkshire on 16th April 1956, showing the end of the platform and tracks looking west. The locomotive, Langton Hall is approaching the station


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