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Background imageBoat Collection: Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891

Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891
In 1889 the GWR began operating a steamship service to the Channel Islands. This poster shows the GWRs TSS Ibex, leaving harbour at Guernsey on its route across the Channel

Background imageBoat Collection: GWR Publicity Poster, London, 1946

GWR Publicity Poster, London, 1946
The poster was produced by the GWR just after the Second World War. It was designed by Frank Henry Mason. The huge dome of St Pauls Cathedral dominates the skyline

Background imageBoat Collection: The Mew, River Dart, Devon, c1920s

The Mew, River Dart, Devon, c1920s
This view is taken from Kingswear looking over the River Dart to the town of Dartmouth. The ferry is a GWR steamer called the Mew. It ran from 1908 to 1954

Background imageBoat Collection: GWR Harbour & Docks Fishguard, 1909

GWR Harbour & Docks Fishguard, 1909
Arrival of the Maurentania from New York

Background imageBoat 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 imageBoat Collection: SS Africa at Tilbury Docks, September 1915

SS Africa at Tilbury Docks, September 1915
A British cargo ship used to transport GWR built ambulance carriages to France during WW1. It was sunk on 16th September 1915 by a German mine off the coast of Kent

Background imageBoat Collection: Newport Docks

Newport Docks
Discharging raw sugar at Alexandra Docks

Background imageBoat Collection: Bungalows at Exmouth, Devon, July 1923

Bungalows at Exmouth, Devon, July 1923
A GWR publicity view of seaside bungalows at Exmouth in Devon, July 1923. Each bungalow has direct access to the water via a ladder which leads down to boats waiting below

Background imageBoat Collection: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, August 1937

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, August 1937
A view looking upstream on the Thames from the Wallingford Bridge as the steamer, the MV Oxford, arrives with sightseers. To the right of the image a bathing section can be seen complete with diving

Background imageBoat Collection: Polruan, Cornwall, May 1949

Polruan, Cornwall, May 1949
View of the Cornish fishing village Polruan, May 1949. The Polruan-Fowey ferry landing can be seen in the image and a number of small fishing boats are moored up in the Fowey Estuary

Background imageBoat Collection: Newport Docks, 1950

Newport Docks, 1950
S.S Lanarkshire loading material for Australia

Background imageBoat Collection: Looe Bridge, Cornwall, c. 1930

Looe Bridge, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of Looe Bridge in Cornwall, c.1930. This is the 1853 stone bridge which connects the western and eastern sides of the coastal town of Looe

Background imageBoat Collection: The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925. People are fishing on the banks of the river and going on boat trips

Background imageBoat Collection: Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1950

Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1950
A GWR publicity view of the East Beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1950. This image was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageBoat Collection: Each Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925

Each Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925
A GWR publicity view of holidaymakers on Teignmouth Town Beach on the eastern side of the town, c.1925. The image shows a typical seaside scene; families are enjoying themselves on the beach

Background imageBoat Collection: South Embankment, Dartmouth, August 1950

South Embankment, Dartmouth, August 1950
The steamer, the PS Compton Castle, is moored at the South Embankment in Dartmouth. It is packed full of visitors embarking after using the ferry crossing from Kingswear

Background imageBoat Collection: Brixham Harbour, Devon, c1930s

Brixham Harbour, Devon, c1930s
A group of fishermen are gathered at Brixham Harbour, in this view looking south-east. The harbour is busy with fishing vessels

Background imageBoat Collection: Chester, Cheshire, 1940s

Chester, Cheshire, 1940s
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in the late 1940s. People are sitting on the benches and strolling along The Groves beside the banks of the river

Background imageBoat Collection: River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935

River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1935. People are fishing on the banks of the river and returning from a boat trip

Background imageBoat 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 imageBoat Collection: Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, 1927

Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, 1927
Atmospheric view of Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, August 1927. The tide is out and a number of rowing boats and small fishing vessels are moored up on the bed of the harbour

Background imageBoat Collection: Cadgwith, Cornwall, c. 1920s

Cadgwith, Cornwall, c. 1920s
View of the village of Cadgwith, Cornwall, c.1920s. The beach is just visible behind a number of cottages and boat shed buildings

Background imageBoat Collection: Cadgwith Beach, Cornwall, c. 1920s

Cadgwith Beach, Cornwall, c. 1920s
View of Cadgwith Beach, Cornwall, c.1920s. The Cadgwith Hotel overlooking a number of harbour cottages and boat sheds. The shingle is covered in a number of rowing boats

Background imageBoat Collection: Falmouth, Cornwall, 1928

Falmouth, Cornwall, 1928
A view of Falmouth from Flushing, Cornwall, August 1928. The harbour is teeming with small boats and sailing yachts as the Cornish summer is at its height

Background imageBoat Collection: Flushing, Cornwall, 1928

Flushing, Cornwall, 1928
A view of Flushing from Greenbank, Falmouth in August 1928. There are lots of pleasure boats and yachts in the harbour. A group of children are enjoying the summer by paddling in the water

Background imageBoat 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 imageBoat Collection: St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950

St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950
A GWR publicity view of St Michaels Mount near Penzance in Cornwall, c.1950, showing the castle and mount silhouetted against the sky and several small boats pulled up onto the beach

Background imageBoat Collection: Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, July 1923

Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, July 1923
A GWR publicity view of Newquay Harbour on the northern coast of Cornwall, July 1923, showing a number of sailing boats moored up in the harbour at low tide

Background imageBoat 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 imageBoat 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 imageBoat Collection: Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon, September 1933

Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon. Taken in September 1933 from the shingle, this image shows boats on the beach at low tide

Background imageBoat Collection: Shaldon Beach, Devon, August 1937

Shaldon Beach, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of Shaldon Beach in Devon, taken in August 1937. This image shows the Marine Parade running along the length of the beach with the headland in the distance

Background imageBoat Collection: Boats near The Grand Pier at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933

Boats near The Grand Pier at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of the seaside at Teignmouth, Devon in September 1933. This image shows the east or Town Beach and was taken from the Grand Pier with lots of small boats anchored nearby

Background imageBoat Collection: Boats at Teignmouth Pier, Devon, Summer 1933

Boats at Teignmouth Pier, Devon, Summer 1933
A GWR publicity view of small sailing boats near the Grand Pier at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon. Taken in the summer of 1933 a swimmer wearing a white bathing cap is also in the water

Background imageBoat Collection: East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930

East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930
A GWR publicity view of East or Town Beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1930. This image was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageBoat Collection: East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925

East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925
A GWR publicity view of the seaside at Teignmouth, c.1925. This image shows the east or Town Beach and was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageBoat 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 imageBoat Collection: Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s

Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of the port town of Bideford, on the northern coast of Devon, c.1930s. The image was taken up the hill from the eastern shore of the River Torridge

Background imageBoat Collection: Sidmouth Beach, Devon, August 1931

Sidmouth Beach, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the beach and promenade at Sidmouth in South Devon taken in August 1931. People are strolling along the front while holidaymakers are relaxing in deckchairs on the beach

Background imageBoat Collection: Havre Gosselin, Sark, 1925

Havre Gosselin, Sark, 1925
A GWR publicity view of Havre Gosselin on the western coast of Sark in the Channel Islands, taken in 1925. A number of small boats are using this natural harbour to moor up safely

Background imageBoat Collection: La Rocque, Jersey, June 1925

La Rocque, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of La Rocque on the south-eastern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, taken in June 1925. This image shows the harbour

Background imageBoat Collection: St Brelades Bay, Jersey, August 1934

St Brelades Bay, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR publicity view of St Brelades Bay on the southern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The image was taken in August 1934

Background imageBoat Collection: Rozel Harbour, Jersey, c. 1920s

Rozel Harbour, Jersey, c. 1920s
A GWR publicity view of the harbour at Rozel, on the north eastern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, c.1920s. Holidaymakers are lounging on the beach enjoying the summer sunshine while looking

Background imageBoat Collection: Gorey Harbour, Jersey, June 1925

Gorey Harbour, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of Gorey Harbour on Jersey in the Channel Isles, taken in June 1925, showing the harbour filled with small boats

Background imageBoat Collection: University barges, Oxford, c. 1930s

University barges, Oxford, c. 1930s
These University barges stood on the banks of the River Thames, also referred to as the Isis, at Christ Church Meadows in Oxford

Background imageBoat Collection: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, c. 1930

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, c. 1930
Dozens of boats and punts can be seen here lining the River Thames during the Henley Royal Regatta. The race lane can be seen top right, with spectators in their boats vying for a prime viewing spot

Background imageBoat Collection: Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939

Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939
A view looking east up the lock at Shiplake, and onto the wider Thames in the background. Two men and a women are taking a punt out on the river, whilst three boys look

Background imageBoat Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, c1950

Exmouth Beach, Devon, c1950
A view looking west up the beach at Exmouth. Several children are playing in the sea, whilst a family disembark from a rowing boat



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