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Luggage Gallery

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Choose from 4 pictures in our Luggage collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Platforms 4 and 5 at Paddington Station, c.1910
Platforms 4 and 5 at Paddington Station, c.1910
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GWR luggage trolley, c.1920s
GWR luggage trolley, c.1920s
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Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
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Paddington Station, Platform 1, c.1920s
Paddington Station, Platform 1, c.1920s
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Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII Featured Image

Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII

The Left Luggage Department at Paddington Station was, during the war, manned by female staff as can be seen in this image taken in 1943. Such roles were regarded by the GWR as ideal for women, allowing male workers to transfer to heavier manual roles within the company. Restrictions were placed on passenger luggage from the early days of the war in an attempt to discourage travel for pleasure, but as the quantity of luggage in this photograph shows, this campaign was not completely successful. Note that the lady on the right is in the process of storing a soldier's tin helmet on the shelves behind her

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