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Holiday Collection

Background imageHoliday Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1938

Barry Island, Wales, August 1938
View of Barry Island beach, Glamorgan, south Wales, summer 1938. The beach is very, very busy with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background imageHoliday 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 imageHoliday Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background imageHoliday Collection: Families gather for the annual Swindon Works Trip, 1932

Families gather for the annual Swindon Works Trip, 1932
Swindon Works closed down for two weeks every year, and the workers and their families went on a holiday known as the Trip. Complimentary trains ferried families to their destinations

Background imageHoliday Collection: Swindon Works Trip, 1931

Swindon Works Trip, 1931
GWR families from Swindon wait in line to board the trains for Trip week. Destinations included Weymouth, Weston Super Mare and Cornwall

Background imageHoliday Collection: Family boarding a train in the carriage sidings at Swindon, for the annual Works trip, 1932

Family boarding a train in the carriage sidings at Swindon, for the annual Works trip, 1932
Swindon Works closed down for two weeks every year, and the workers and their families went on a holiday known as the Trip. Complimentary trains ferried families to their destinations

Background imageHoliday Collection: Platform 3 at Paddington Station, 1926

Platform 3 at Paddington Station, 1926
This image shows holiday crowds boarding The Torbay Limited on Platform 3 of Paddington Station in 1926. The platform is full of frenzied passengers with luggage and station staff busy at work

Background imageHoliday Collection: Swindon Works Trip, c1910

Swindon Works Trip, c1910
GWR families from Swindon wait in line to board the trains for Trip week. Destinations included Weymouth, Weston Super Mare and Cornwall

Background imageHoliday Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Background imageHoliday Collection: Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1924

Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1924
A view of Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall in February 1924. People are taking a stroll along the promenade in the sunshine past the grand Falmouth Hotel

Background imageHoliday Collection: Weymouth, August 1929

Weymouth, August 1929
Holidaymakers on the beach at Weymouth in the 1929. There are white beach tents and deckchairs, with people sunbathing and playing games nearby

Background imageHoliday Collection: Newquay, June 1951

Newquay, June 1951
A GWR Publicity view of Newquay, Cornwall in June 1951. The beach is teeming with holidaymakers enjoying themselves by sunbathing and lounging in deckchairs in the early summer sunshine

Background imageHoliday 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 imageHoliday Collection: Penzance Promenade, 1930s

Penzance Promenade, 1930s
A GWR Publicity view of Penzance Promenade, Cornwall in the 1930s around the time the lido was constructed. Holidaymakers are strolling along the promenade near the buildings on the seafront in

Background imageHoliday Collection: Passengers at Paddington Station in 1943

Passengers at Paddington Station in 1943
This image, taken on Saturday 31st July 1943 (August Bank Holiday), shows hoards of passengers at Paddington Station. In 1939 the slogan " Is Your Journey Really Necessary" was introduced

Background imageHoliday Collection: Barry Island, Glamorgan, Wales, August 1927

Barry Island, Glamorgan, Wales, August 1927
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, summer 1927. The beach is filled with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background imageHoliday 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 imageHoliday Collection: Gorey & Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, c. 1920s

Gorey & Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, c. 1920s
A GWR publicity view of Gorey and Mont Orgueil Castle on the eastern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, c.1920s. A family group are enjoying the beach and summer sunshine while on their holidays

Background imageHoliday Collection: Idler Camp, Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939

Idler Camp, Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939
A family group can be seen here enjoying the outside delights of the Idler Camp. The camp was based on Shiplake Lock Island. From 1914 it was run by the Thames Conservancy

Background imageHoliday Collection: Preston Sands, Paignton, August 1950

Preston Sands, Paignton, August 1950
A busy view of Preston Sands, Paignton, during the summer of 1950. Hundreds of families are enjoying the beach and activities it has to offer

Background imageHoliday Collection: Lyme Regis, August 1936

Lyme Regis, August 1936
Hundreds of holidaymakers are enjoying the shingle beach at Lyme Regis. The beach is lined full of huts. In the distance a stretch of coastline known as the Spittle can be seen

Background imageHoliday Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1927

Barry Island, Wales, August 1927
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, south Wales in summer 1927. The beach is full of holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging on deckchairs

Background imageHoliday Collection: Recreation Ground at Bude, August 1930

Recreation Ground at Bude, August 1930
View of the Recreation Ground in Bude in August 1930 with people playing tennis and bowls in the sunshine. Compass Point (the pepper pot ), Bude Castle and St

Background imageHoliday Collection: Summerleaze Bathing Pool, Bude, August 1930

Summerleaze Bathing Pool, Bude, August 1930
A view of Bude sea pool at Summerleaze Beach soon after it opened in 1930. Children are enjoying the paddling pool and main pool whilst adults watch on from the rocks

Background imageHoliday Collection: Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, Wales, August 1927

Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, Wales, August 1927
View of Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, south Wales in summer in 1927. Holidaymakers are strolling along the promenade and sitting on the beach. Luens Corner House & Tea Room is in the background

Background imageHoliday Collection: Gunwalloe Cove, near Porthleven, Cornwall

Gunwalloe Cove, near Porthleven, Cornwall
A view of Gunwalloe Cove near Porthleven in Cornwall, taken in 1928. A woman with small children is walking up the ramp from the beach

Background imageHoliday Collection: GWR Trip Notice, July 1912

GWR Trip Notice, July 1912
The front cover of a booklet providing information about the GWR Mechanics Institution Trip travel arrangements in July 1912

Background imageHoliday Collection: Swindon town centre prior to trip 1934

Swindon town centre prior to trip 1934
Swindon town centre busy with shoppers getting new outfits and holiday paraphernalia prior to the Swindon Works trip holiday in 1934

Background imageHoliday Collection: Swindon holiday makers at Weston Super Mare station 1960

Swindon holiday makers at Weston Super Mare station 1960
Swindon Works staff and families exiting Weston Super Mare station during their Trip holiday in 1960

Background imageHoliday Collection: Trip week holiday makers at Tenby, c1930

Trip week holiday makers at Tenby, c1930
Swindon Works staff and their families at Tenby during their trip holiday in about 1930

Background imageHoliday Collection: Holiday Haunts guide book, 1906

Holiday Haunts guide book, 1906
Holiday Haunts guide book from 1906

Background imageHoliday Collection: North Beach, Tenby, 1936

North Beach, Tenby, 1936
A view looking north with Goskar Rock towering over this long expanse of beach. The tide is low and several families are playing in rock pools

Background imageHoliday Collection: Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9910, 1952

Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9910, 1952

Background imageHoliday Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing dining room, 1934

Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing dining room, 1934

Background imageHoliday Collection: Interior of Camp Coach showing dining room, 1935

Interior of Camp Coach showing dining room, 1935

Background imageHoliday Collection: Interior of Camp Coach showing bunk beds, 1935

Interior of Camp Coach showing bunk beds, 1935

Background imageHoliday Collection: Interior of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing kitchen, 1934

Interior of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing kitchen, 1934

Background imageHoliday Collection: Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9902

Exterior view of Camp Coach No. W9902

Background imageHoliday Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing sleeping compartment, 1934

Interior view of Camp Coach No. 9992 showing sleeping compartment, 1934

Background imageHoliday Collection: New Swindon Mechanics Institution Trip ticket 1903

New Swindon Mechanics Institution Trip ticket 1903
New Swindon Mechanics Institution Trip ticket issued to Mr Hawkins for a train journey to Newton Abbot on July 10th 1903


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