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Park Collection

Background imagePark Collection: New Swindon, c1860

New Swindon, c1860
This early view of Swindon looking north shows the Works and the Railway Village in their infancy. St Marks Church can clearly be seen just behind the newly laid out park

Background imagePark Collection: GWR Park, c1890s

GWR Park, c1890s
This images shows the formal gardens, park-keepers lodge and greenhouses

Background imagePark Collection: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
A GWR Publicity view of the side of the Royal Pump Room & Gardens at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, in the 1930s. The entrance to the Jephson Gardens can be seen behind the people sitting on the park

Background imagePark Collection: Brine Baths Park, Droitwich, 1920s

Brine Baths Park, Droitwich, 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the Brine Baths Park in Droitwich, Worcestershire in the 1920s. Visitors to the spa town of Droitwich would enjoy the outdoor spaces like this park with trees

Background imagePark Collection: Leamington Spa, Pump Room Gardens, 1920s

Leamington Spa, Pump Room Gardens, 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the Royal Pump Room Gardens at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, in the summer of 1927. A crowd has gathered to sit and listen to a concert at the bandstand in the park

Background imagePark Collection: Victoria Park, Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s

Victoria Park, Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of Victoria Park in Bideford, north Devon, c.1930s. The small pavilion is occupied by two seated women talking

Background imagePark Collection: Vivary Park in Taunton, Somerset, July 1931

Vivary Park in Taunton, Somerset, July 1931
A GWR Publicity view of Vivary Park in Taunton, Somerset, July 1931. Sherford Stream runs through the park near to the bandstand

Background imagePark Collection: Jephson Gardens at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Jephson Gardens at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
A GWR Publicity view of the ornamental fountain in the Jephson Gardens at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, c.1927. In the background people are strolling in the gardens in the summer sunshine

Background imagePark Collection: Royal Pump Room & Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, July 1927

Royal Pump Room & Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, July 1927
A GWR Publicity view of the Royal Pump Room and the Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in July 1927. Ornamental trees and flower beds are dotted about the gardens near a fountain

Background imagePark Collection: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, July 1927

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, July 1927
A GWR Publicity view of the Royal Pump Room Gardens at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, in July 1927. A crowd has gathered to sit and listen to a concert at the bandstand in the park

Background imagePark Collection: Droitwich, Worcestershire, August 1923

Droitwich, Worcestershire, August 1923
A GWR Publicity view of the park in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire in August 1923. Outdoor spaces such as this one would have supported the spa towns visitors health needs

Background imagePark Collection: Bridgnorth Castle Grounds, Shropshire, August 1923

Bridgnorth Castle Grounds, Shropshire, August 1923
A GWR Publicity view of the grounds of Bridgnorth Castle in Shropshire, August 1923. The slumped ruins of the castle are surrounded by lush, manicured gardens

Background imagePark Collection: Pittville Park, Cheltenham, c. 1952

Pittville Park, Cheltenham, c. 1952
A GWR Publicity view of landscaped gardens in Cheltenham, believed to be Pittville Park, Gloucestershire, c.1952. A quiet boating lake is surrounded by weeping willows and other ornamental trees

Background imagePark Collection: Abbey Park, Cirencester, August 1924

Abbey Park, Cirencester, August 1924
A GWR Publicity view of the Norman Arch in Abbey Grounds Park, Cirencester, Gloucestershire in August 1924. The walls of the 12th century arch are covered in ivy

Background imagePark Collection: Maiwand Lion, Reading, July 1928

Maiwand Lion, Reading, July 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens in the centre of Reading, Berkshire in July 1928. This lion sculpture is a prominent landmark in the town

Background imagePark Collection: Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall, c. 1920s

Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall in c.1920s. The ornate bandstand stands in the summer sunshine surrounded by benches and exotic flora

Background imagePark Collection: Pittville Park, Cheltenham, July 1939

Pittville Park, Cheltenham, July 1939
Two men enjoying the delights of a rowing boat on the lower lake in Pittville Park. The boathouse can be seen nestled in the trees

Background imagePark Collection: Sandford Park, Cheltenham, July 1939

Sandford Park, Cheltenham, July 1939
A man and lady look over the ornamental lily pond in Sandford Park, which opened in 1927

Background imagePark Collection: The Sea Front at Penzance, c. 1934

The Sea Front at Penzance, c. 1934
A GWR publicity view of the sea front at Penzance in Cornwall, c.1934, showing the subtropical palm trees of the Alexandra Park grounds and the western promenade

Background imagePark Collection: Jephson Gardens & Pump Room, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Jephson Gardens & Pump Room, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
A GWR Publicity view of the Jephson Gardens and Royal Pump Room in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, c.1920s. The lake is on the left of this image


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