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Penzance Collection

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1940

Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1940
A view of Penzance station, Cornwall, c.1940, showing Castle Class locomotive No. 5024, Carew Castle, sitting at the platform with the town of Penzance visible in the background

Background imagePenzance Collection: Steam rail motor approaching Penzance Station, c. 1915

Steam rail motor approaching Penzance Station, c. 1915
A view of a steam rail motor approaching Penzance Station, Cornwall, c.1915. Penzance station opened in 1852 and is the terminus of the Cornish Main Line and also the southernmost station in England

Background imagePenzance Collection: GWR Publication, Through the Window, 1927

GWR Publication, Through the Window, 1927
The GWR tourist guide, Through the Window, was first published in 1924. The guide was a travel companion for passengers on trains between London Paddington and Penzance, Birkenhead and Killarny

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Lido, late 1930s

Penzance Lido, late 1930s
A GWR publicity view of the art deco lido, now Jubilee Pool in Penzance, Cornwall, taken in the late 1930s

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Station, Cornwall, 1951

Penzance Station, Cornwall, 1951
A view of Penzance Station, Cornwall in 1951 with the town shown in the background. A steam locomotive is readying for departure from one of the platforms while porters with their trolleys are busily

Background imagePenzance 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 imagePenzance Collection: GWR Double Decker Milnes-Daimler omnibus, Penzance, 1904

GWR Double Decker Milnes-Daimler omnibus, Penzance, 1904
A rather crowded double decker bus seen outside Penzance Station in 1904. This bus ran between Marazion, Penzance and Newlyn. A further service was added to St Just and Lands End

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Lido, c. 1935

Penzance Lido, c. 1935
A GWR publicity view of the art deco lido, now Jubilee Pool in Penzance, with a diver on the high board, c.1935

Background imagePenzance Collection: St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950

St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950
A GWR publicity view of St Michaels Mount near Penzance in Cornwall, c.1950, showing the castle and mount silhouetted against the sky and several small boats pulled up onto the beach

Background imagePenzance Collection: Promenade Gardens, Penzance, c. 1948

Promenade Gardens, Penzance, c. 1948
A GWR publicity view of the Promenade Gardens at Penzance, Cornwall in c.1948, showing pristinely kept planted beds and benches with a sea view

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Viaduct, 1923

Penzance Viaduct, 1923
A GWR publicity view of Penzance Viaduct in Cornwall, taken in 1923. Wooden viaducts across rivers became a common feature of the railway in Cornwall as they were a cheaper alternative to longer

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Promenade, August 1928

Penzance Promenade, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Penzance Promenade, August 1928. A group of holidaymakers are in a rowboat enjoying the sunshine near the quay. A smart row of houses line the background

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance display promoting health and physical fitness, 1930s

Penzance display promoting health and physical fitness, 1930s
A GWR Publicity view of Penzance in the 1930s. A huge crowd of people have gathered to watch a (Daily Mirror Eight) display promoting health and physical fitness in the sunshine

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Promenade, 1924

Penzance Promenade, 1924
A GWR Publicity view of the promenade at Penzance, Cornwall in 1924 before the lido was built. A few small boats are moored up in the bay. St Marys Church can be seen in the distance

Background imagePenzance Collection: St Michael's Mount, Penzance, 1924

St Michael's Mount, Penzance, 1924
This illustration of St Michael's Mount, Penzance comes from a souvenir booklet produced by the GWR to coincide with the 1924 British Empire Exhibition

Background imagePenzance Collection: Intercity 125 with St Michaels Mount

Intercity 125 with St Michaels Mount
A view of an Inter-city 125 nearing Penzance in Cornwall with St Michaels Mount in the background. Here the main line runs parallel with Long Rock Beach between Penzance and Marazion

Background imagePenzance Collection: Cucurrian, Cornwall, June 1946

Cucurrian, Cornwall, June 1946
A GWR publicity view of the hamlet of Cucurrian between St Ives and Penzance in Cornwall. This image was taken in June 1946 to publicise rambling using the GWR network along the Cornish Riviera

Background imagePenzance Collection: Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1950

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1950
A GWR publicity view of the Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall, taken c.1950. A young girl is standing next to a giant subtropical plant

Background imagePenzance Collection: Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1948

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1948
A GWR publicity view of the subtropical Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall, taken c.1948 and showing palm trees

Background imagePenzance Collection: View Over Penzance, c. 1938

View Over Penzance, c. 1938
A GWR publicity view of Penzance in Cornwall, taken c.1938 from the north-east, looking towards Penzance harbour and St Marys Church in the distance

Background imagePenzance Collection: Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1938

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1938
A GWR publicity view of the subtropical Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall, taken c.1938, showing the Victorian fountain and mature trees

Background imagePenzance Collection: Newlyn Green, Penzance, c. 1938

Newlyn Green, Penzance, c. 1938
A GWR publicity view of the Green in Newlyn, south of Penzance, Cornwall, c.1938, showing newly planted shrubs and pathways running along the sea front

Background imagePenzance Collection: Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1934

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, c. 1934
A GWR publicity view of the subtropical Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall, taken c.1934, showing the Victorian fountain and palm trees

Background imagePenzance Collection: Eastern Green Beach and St Michaels Mount from Penzance, c. 1934

Eastern Green Beach and St Michaels Mount from Penzance, c. 1934
A GWR publicity view of Eastern Green Beach and St Michaels Mount in Cornwall, taken from the sea front at Penzance, c.1934

Background imagePenzance 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 imagePenzance Collection: Morrab Gardens, Penzance, August 1928

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, August 1928
A GWR publicity view of some ladies strolling with a small child in a pushchair through the subtropical Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall, August 1928

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance, Cornwall, August 1928

Penzance, Cornwall, August 1928
A GWR publicity view over the harbour at Penzance in Cornwall in August 1928, showing the harbour wall and sprawl of the town, as well as St Marys Church in the distance

Background imagePenzance Collection: Cromlech Stone, near Penzance, December 1925

Cromlech Stone, near Penzance, December 1925
A GWR publicity view of the Cromlech Stone or Lanyon Quoit near Penzance, December 1925. This neolithic monument is a dolmen or burial chamber and lies in the open Cornish landscape near Madron

Background imagePenzance Collection: Logan Rock, Cornwall, February 1924

Logan Rock, Cornwall, February 1924
A GWR publicity view of Logan Rock near Treen in Cornwall, February 1924. The rock is naturally balanced and weighs 65 tons. It has its own local legend, attracting tourists to the area

Background imagePenzance Collection: View of Penzance Station from the Eastern Promenade, c. 1910

View of Penzance Station from the Eastern Promenade, c. 1910
A view of Penzance Station in Cornwall from the Eastern Promenade, c.1910. There is a hive of activity on the platforms and on the promenade, with passengers

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1960

Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1960
A view of Penzance Station, Cornwall, c.1960, showing the platforms covered by a metal frame roof and a number of passengers awaiting their service

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1970

Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1970
A view of Penzance station, Cornwall, c.1970, showing an intercity sleeper car sitting at the platform. Passengers are making their way along platforms 1 and 2

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1960

Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1960
A view of Penzance station, Cornwall in c.1960, showing the Warship diesel locomotive No.D604, Cossack, sitting alongside Castle Class locomotive, No.7006, Lydford Castle

Background imagePenzance Collection: Gathering Daffodils, Penzance, Cornwall, c. 1927

Gathering Daffodils, Penzance, Cornwall, c. 1927
A GWR publicity view of a women harvesting daffodils for sale near Penzance in Cornwall, c.1927. She is wearing a traditional outfit for gathering the flowers


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