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River Collection

Background imageRiver Collection: Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
A GWR Publicity view of the bridge over the River Teme at Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, c.1920s. There has been a river crossing here since the 13th century

Background imageRiver Collection: GWR Publicity Poster, London, 1946

GWR Publicity Poster, London, 1946
The poster was produced by the GWR just after the Second World War. It was designed by Frank Henry Mason. The huge dome of St Pauls Cathedral dominates the skyline

Background imageRiver Collection: The Mew, River Dart, Devon, c1920s

The Mew, River Dart, Devon, c1920s
This view is taken from Kingswear looking over the River Dart to the town of Dartmouth. The ferry is a GWR steamer called the Mew. It ran from 1908 to 1954

Background imageRiver Collection: Windsor, August 1928

Windsor, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in Berkshire, August 1928. A boat of holidaymakers and people on day trips are travelling along the river

Background imageRiver Collection: The River Thames at Whitchurch, near Pangbourne, c1890

The River Thames at Whitchurch, near Pangbourne, c1890
A view taken across the Mill Pond from the toll bridge in Whitchurch on Thames. Red brick cottages sit on the waters edge, next to the old mill, just out of shot to the left

Background imageRiver Collection: Windsor and Eton, 1939

Windsor and Eton, 1939
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and Eton, Berkshire in 1939. Windsor Castle overlooks the River Thames, while boats full of holidaymakers and day trippers travel along the river in the sunshine

Background imageRiver Collection: Chalmore ferry, Wallingford, August 1925

Chalmore ferry, Wallingford, August 1925
A man operated punt, known as the Chalmore Ferry, operates across the River Thames in Wallingford. The building in the centre is the Ferrymans Cottage

Background imageRiver Collection: The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire

The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire
A GWR Publicity view of Kerne Bridge and the River Wye in Herefordshire, c.1930. The bridge was built in 1828 and is now Grade II listed

Background imageRiver Collection: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, August 1937

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, August 1937
A view looking upstream on the Thames from the Wallingford Bridge as the steamer, the MV Oxford, arrives with sightseers. To the right of the image a bathing section can be seen complete with diving

Background imageRiver Collection: Fairford, August 1925

Fairford, August 1925
Two children look over the bridge at Mill Pond and the River Coln. St Marys Church can be seen in the distance beyond Mill Lane

Background imageRiver Collection: Bodinnick, Cornwall, c. 1935

Bodinnick, Cornwall, c. 1935
View of Bodinnick, Cornwall, c.1935. Two ladies wearing straw hats and a dog are walking down Hall Terrace towards The Old Ferry Inn and the Bodinnick Ferry landing

Background imageRiver Collection: The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925. People are fishing on the banks of the river and going on boat trips

Background imageRiver Collection: Old Mill House, Salisbury, June 1947

Old Mill House, Salisbury, June 1947
A young girl stands outside the Old Mill House restaurant in Harnham on the outskirts of Salisbury. This 15th Century building stands on the banks on the River Nadder

Background imageRiver Collection: Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire

Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire
A GWR Publicity view of Kerne Bridge and the River Wye in Herefordshire, c.1930. The bridge was built in 1828 and is now Grade II listed

Background imageRiver Collection: South Embankment, Dartmouth, August 1950

South Embankment, Dartmouth, August 1950
The steamer, the PS Compton Castle, is moored at the South Embankment in Dartmouth. It is packed full of visitors embarking after using the ferry crossing from Kingswear

Background imageRiver Collection: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, August 1923

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, August 1923
A GWR Publicity view of the bridge over the River Severn at the town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, August 1923. The river bridge divides the town into Low Town and High Town

Background imageRiver Collection: Chester, Cheshire, 1940s

Chester, Cheshire, 1940s
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in the late 1940s. People are sitting on the benches and strolling along The Groves beside the banks of the river

Background imageRiver Collection: River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935

River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1935. People are fishing on the banks of the river and returning from a boat trip

Background imageRiver Collection: Reading, River Thames, July 1925

Reading, River Thames, July 1925
A GWR Publicity view of the River Thames at Reading, Berkshire, July 1925. People are taking out a punt on the water with small pleasure barges and boats moored up near a fork in the river

Background imageRiver Collection: River Avon, Chippenham, c. 1930

River Avon, Chippenham, c. 1930
A view looking north west up the River Avon in the market town of Chippenham. The row of cottages to the left of the photograph are in what is called Common Slip

Background imageRiver Collection: Bradford-on-Avon, June 1925

Bradford-on-Avon, June 1925
A lone car crosses the iconic Town Bridge in the historic town of Bradford-on-Avon. The small building situated on the right of the bridge is an old prison lock-up

Background imageRiver Collection: Tower Bridge, London, June 1929

Tower Bridge, London, June 1929
A view across the Thames to Tower Bridge. In the 1920s the Thames was a hive of activity. Here the river is busy with barges and steaming tug boats. I

Background imageRiver Collection: Palace of Westminster, London, c. 1930

Palace of Westminster, London, c. 1930
A view across the Thames to the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Several barges can be seen in the foreground going about their daily work

Background imageRiver Collection: Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939

Whitchurch Lock, Pangbourne, August 1939
A view of the River Thames and lock-keepers cottage, with the lock-keeper winding the lock gates at Pangbourne, upriver of Reading in Berkshire, at the height of summer in 1939

Background imageRiver Collection: Looking Upstream at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930

Looking Upstream at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, c.1930. This image was taken from the river bank and is looking upstream showing the quay

Background imageRiver Collection: Clock Tower & Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon, August 1931

Clock Tower & Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Exmouth in Devon, showing the esplanade and clock tower. Taken in August 1931 from around The Beacon up the hill

Background imageRiver Collection: Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s

Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of the port town of Bideford, on the northern coast of Devon, c.1930s. The image was taken up the hill from the eastern shore of the River Torridge

Background imageRiver Collection: The Riverside at Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s

The Riverside at Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity riverside view of the port town of Bideford on the northern coast of Devon. Taken from the old Bideford Long Bridge on a summers day in the 1930s

Background imageRiver Collection: Bideford, Devon, September 1934

Bideford, Devon, September 1934
A GWR publicity view of the port town of Bideford in Devon, taken September 1934. This image shows the Old Bideford Long Bridge on the left and the River Torridge running through the town

Background imageRiver Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea & Burgh Island, Devon, August 1928

Bigbury-on-Sea & Burgh Island, Devon, August 1928
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea & Burgh Island on the southern coast of Devon, August 1928. Burgh Island is a small tidal island connected to the mainland at low tide via Bigbury Beach

Background imageRiver Collection: Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, September 1935

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity image taken from Burgh Island near Bigbury-on-Sea in Devon, September 1935, showing a beached small pleasure yacht

Background imageRiver Collection: University barges, Oxford, c. 1930s

University barges, Oxford, c. 1930s
These University barges stood on the banks of the River Thames, also referred to as the Isis, at Christ Church Meadows in Oxford

Background imageRiver Collection: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, c. 1930

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, c. 1930
Dozens of boats and punts can be seen here lining the River Thames during the Henley Royal Regatta. The race lane can be seen top right, with spectators in their boats vying for a prime viewing spot

Background imageRiver Collection: Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939

Shiplake Lock, Oxfordshire, August 1939
A view looking east up the lock at Shiplake, and onto the wider Thames in the background. Two men and a women are taking a punt out on the river, whilst three boys look

Background imageRiver Collection: Little Heath River, Coventry, Warwickshire, May 1924

Little Heath River, Coventry, Warwickshire, May 1924
A GWR Publicity view of Little Heath River, near Coventry in Warwickshire, May 1924. The trees lining the river banks at the small falls are in bud and ready to produce leaves

Background imageRiver Collection: Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
A GWR Publicity view of a woman and small child at the Bridge over the River Stour at Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire, c1920s

Background imageRiver Collection: Adelaide Bridge, Leamington Spa, c1924

Adelaide Bridge, Leamington Spa, c1924
A GWR Publicity view of Adelaide Bridge and the River Leam at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, c1924. Adelaide Bridge became a Grade II listed monument in 1991

Background imageRiver Collection: Bideford Quay, September 1934

Bideford Quay, September 1934
A view looking north up Bideford Quay, along the River Torridge. A boat, the Gol Bergen, is also moored up. Bideford was a historic port and at one time was Britains third largest port

Background imageRiver Collection: Albert Clock, Barnstaple, September 1934

Albert Clock, Barnstaple, September 1934
A view of the Albert Clock looking towards the River Taw and the Taw Bridge. The Albert Clock stands in The Square and was built as a memorial to Queen Victorias husband, Prince Albert

Background imageRiver Collection: The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, August 1927. People are fishing on the banks of the river and going on boat trips

Background imageRiver Collection: The River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

The River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in June 1925 with people going on boat trips on the river

Background imageRiver Collection: River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1924

River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1924
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in 1924. The River Dee winds its way through north Wales, through the city of Chester and out towards the Dee Estuary

Background imageRiver Collection: Lechlade Halfpenny Bridge, September 1948

Lechlade Halfpenny Bridge, September 1948
A GWR Publicity view of the Halfpenny Bridge over the River Thames in Lechlade (Lechlade-on-Thames), near the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, September 1948

Background imageRiver Collection: Lechlade, Gloucestershire, September 1948

Lechlade, Gloucestershire, September 1948
A GWR Publicity view of Lechlade (Lechlade-on-Thames), near the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, September 1948. A herd of cows are grazing in a meadow with the River Thames flowing before them

Background imageRiver Collection: Marsh Lock, Henley on Thames, August 1939

Marsh Lock, Henley on Thames, August 1939
A GWR Publicity view of Marsh Lock near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, August 1939. A small boat with sails is drifting along the water towards the lock where two men are waiting at the lock gates

Background imageRiver Collection: Caversham Rose, Reading, August 1932

Caversham Rose, Reading, August 1932
A GWR Publicity view of the River Thames and the meadows at Caversham in Reading, August 1932. A boat house with boats for hire sits on the riverbank while a group of holidaymakers lounge around a

Background imageRiver Collection: Reading, Berkshire, 1928

Reading, Berkshire, 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the River Thames at Reading, Berkshire in the summer of 1928. A couple of children are sitting on the riverbank looking at the water

Background imageRiver Collection: Windsor Castle, August 1928

Windsor Castle, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in Berkshire, August 1928. A number of boats are on the river following some rowers as crowds of people gather on the banks of the river to watch



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