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Lorry Gallery

Available as Prints and Gift Items

Choose from 5 pictures in our Lorry collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


5 Ton Dennis Lorry, 1951
5 Ton Dennis Lorry, 1951
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Oswestry Station, Shropshire, c.1960s
Oswestry Station, Shropshire, c.1960s
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Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944
Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944
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The Mew, River Dart, Devon, c1920s
The Mew, River Dart, Devon, c1920s
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GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940
GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940
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GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940 Featured Image

GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940

This photograph of a GWR lorry was taken around 1940. It shows the in delivery of historic and valuable paintings from the National Gallery in London to the disused Manod slate mine at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. In the 10 days following the declaration of war on 3rd September 1939 the National Gallery, with the help of the GWR road cartage department, removed the majority of their paintings to safer locations in Wales. The GWR was praised by Gallery officers for their "wonderful work" and the "great care" with which the artworks were handled. In the next few months it was decided to store all the paintings in one location and the Manod slate mine was the perfect choice. The GWR assisted in the relocation which was completed by the summer of 1941