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 King's Guard wearing bearskin caps are standing to attention in the bottom right of the image and a number of visitors are by the gateway in the background.
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GWR Wartime Emergency Headquarters in Berkshire, 1940
A busy office scene pictured here in 1940. This office was part of the GWR's Emergency Headquarters located at Aldermaston, Berkshire. 12 departments were evacuated from the head office at Paddington at the start of the war and relocated to this purpose built site, comprising of 6 separate buildings. Special trains conveyed clerical staff from their homes to the station at Aldermaston each day. Other country houses on the outskirts of London were also used to accommodate head office workers.