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Background imageChildren Collection: Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939

Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939
This moving image of evacuees making their way along platform 4 at Paddington Station was also taken during the 4 day evacuation of London and other major cities in September 1939

Background imageChildren 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 imageChildren Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1950

Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1950
A crowd of children are gathered on the beach at Exmouth to watch a showing of Punch and Judy. Other families are enjoying the beach and the sea

Background imageChildren Collection: Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939

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

Background imageChildren Collection: Evacuees waiting to leave Paddington Station, 1939

Evacuees waiting to leave Paddington Station, 1939
This image shows eight young boys and girls about to leave London as evacuees to the countryside. Although the images shows them laughing it must have been a daunting experience for them

Background imageChildren Collection: Readymoney Cove, Fowey, July 1947

Readymoney Cove, Fowey, July 1947
A GWR Publicity view of Readymoney Cove at Fowey, Cornwall in July 1947. Children on holiday are playing on this sheltered beach near Fowey with the distinctive building behind

Background imageChildren Collection: Castle Beach, Falmouth, July 1934

Castle Beach, Falmouth, July 1934
View of Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, July 1934. Holidaymakers are on the beach and bathing the sea. The Falmouth Hotel can be seen on the right of the picture

Background imageChildren 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 imageChildren 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 imageChildren Collection: Bodinnick, Cornwall, c1930s

Bodinnick, Cornwall, c1930s
View looking towards the River Fowey and Fowey town in the distance c.1930s. The image was taken on Hall Terrace looking down towards The Old Ferry House which is now The Old Ferry Inn


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