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Refreshment Collection

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageRefreshment Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imageRefreshment Collection: GWR Buffet Car, c1938

GWR Buffet Car, c1938

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

Buffet Car No 9631, c1934
GWR Publicity photograph Built 1934 to diagram H41. Currently on display at STEAM Museum of the GWR, Swindon

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

Buffet Car No 9631, c1934
Built 1934 to diagram H41. Currently on display at STEAM Museum of the GWR, Swindon

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920
A refreshment porter hands a first class passenger a luncheon basket through the window of a carriage while stationary at Paddington station, c.1920

Background imageRefreshment Collection: First Class Refreshment Rooms, Swindon Station, c. 1840s

First Class Refreshment Rooms, Swindon Station, c. 1840s
This illustration shows a number of ladies and gentlemen in the First Class Refreshment Rooms at Swindon Junction Station, c.1840s

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Refreshment Rooms, Paddington Station, c. 1923

Refreshment Rooms, Paddington Station, c. 1923
This glamourous shot was taken around 1923 and shows the interior of the Refreshment Rooms, situated on Platform 1 at Paddington station in London

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919

Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919
A shot capturing the last servicemen to be offered refreshments at the Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet at Paddington Station on 28th June 1919

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Confectionary Stand on Paddington Station, 1923

Confectionary Stand on Paddington Station, 1923
This confectionary stand was situated between Platforms 2 and 3 at Paddington Station. It allowed passengers to grab a quick snack or some tobacco products before boarding their trains

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII

Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII
A member of Refreshment Department staff serving tea to servicemen from her platform trolley at Paddington Station is the feature of this official photograph taken in 1943

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station, during WWII

Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station, during WWII
Paddington station in 1943 and a shot of the mobile emergency canteen, which was used to feed station staff, APR wardens, firemen


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