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Christmas Collection

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas card sent by Swindon Works Accounts Staff, 1918

Christmas card sent by Swindon Works Accounts Staff, 1918
Christmas card dated 1918. The figure of Britannia features prominently on the front of the card in reference to Allied success in the war

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas card dating from 1953

Christmas card dating from 1953
This cartoon card was issued by the Ealing Film Studios in 1953. The sender of the card worked on the comedy railway film The Titfield Thunderbolt and sent it to an employee of the GWR

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas card sent by Swindon Works General Stores, 1950

Christmas card sent by Swindon Works General Stores, 1950
The illustration on this jolly card shows essential equipment being handed out to station staff from a travelling stores van

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas card celebrating the record run of the Cheltenham Flyer, 1932

Christmas card celebrating the record run of the Cheltenham Flyer, 1932
This card, sent for Christmas 1932, celebrates the Worlds Fastest Train. On 12th September 1932 a GWR train hauled by locomotive Montgomery Castle broke the speed record

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas card from Newport Superintendents Office, 1937

Christmas card from Newport Superintendents Office, 1937
The GWRs Superintendents Office in Newport was the sender of this card in celebration of Christmas 1937 and the New Year of 1938

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas decorations at Paddington Station, 1956

Christmas decorations at Paddington Station, 1956
The Lawn at Paddington Station is decorated for Christmas in this view from 1956. A Santas Grotto is in the centre of The Lawn raising money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind

Background imageChristmas Collection: Mail sacks at Paddington Station, 1926

Mail sacks at Paddington Station, 1926
Mail sacks being loaded onto Royal Mail vans during the Christmas period of 1926. A policeman can be seen to the left of the picture as he cast a supervisory eye over the proceedings

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, December 1935

Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, December 1935
This image shows the Centenary Christmas Decorations in The Lawn at Paddington Station, 1935. Note the entrance to the GWR Royal Hotel in the background

Background imageChristmas Collection: Father Christmas visits Swindon Station c, 1940s

Father Christmas visits Swindon Station c, 1940s
Father Christmas pays a visit to Swindon Station in around the 1940s. A small gathering of station staff and the public have gathered round to meet him as he steps off a train carriage

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas in No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, 1938

Christmas in No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, 1938
This photograph of No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop at Swindon Works was taken in 1938. An amazing display of Christmas decorations hang from the roof supports and across the windows

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, 1955

Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, 1955
Paddington Station can been seen here decorated for Christmas, 1955. A Santas grotto in the form of a windmill is in the centre of the image

Background imageChristmas Collection: Christmas Grotto, Paddington Station, 1956

Christmas Grotto, Paddington Station, 1956
Christmas has come to Paddington Station in this image from 1956. A Santas Grotto was set up in the centre of The Lawn raising money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind


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