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Town Collection

Background imageTown Collection: Church Steps in Minehead, Somerset, August 1933

Church Steps in Minehead, Somerset, August 1933
A GWR Publicity view from Vicarage Road looking up Church Steps to the 14th century St Michaels Church in Minehead, Somerset during August 1933

Background imageTown Collection: The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930

The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of the Banjo Pier at Looe in Cornwall, c.1930. The pier was the first of its type built in the world and is so called because it looks like a banjo from above

Background imageTown Collection: Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, c1910

Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, c1910
A view looking west up Fore Street towards the famous Eastgate arch. The arch was an Elizabethan structure that marked the boundary of the old medieval town

Background imageTown Collection: Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, 1927

Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, 1927
Atmospheric view of Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, August 1927. The tide is out and a number of rowing boats and small fishing vessels are moored up on the bed of the harbour

Background imageTown Collection: Falmouth - Restormel Gateway, September 1930

Falmouth - Restormel Gateway, September 1930
View of the Restormel Gateway from the top of Pikes Hill and Restormel Terrace in Falmouth in September 1930. A couple are walking up the hill past the gateway

Background imageTown Collection: Falmouth, Cornwall, 1928

Falmouth, Cornwall, 1928
A view of Falmouth from Flushing, Cornwall, August 1928. The harbour is teeming with small boats and sailing yachts as the Cornish summer is at its height

Background imageTown Collection: Par Sands, Cornwall, May 1949

Par Sands, Cornwall, May 1949
A GWR publicity view of Par Sands in Cornwall, May 1949. This image shows the long stretch of white sand along the beach with the town of Par which lies on the Cornish Riviera just visible in

Background imageTown Collection: Par, Cornwall, July 1927

Par, Cornwall, July 1927
A GWR publicity view of the town of Par on the Cornish Riviera, July 1927. This image shows a row of cottages near the church with the hills of the Luxulyan Valley in the distance

Background imageTown Collection: Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, 1933

Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, 1933
A GWR publicity view of Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, 1933, showing the harbour wall with the seaside town and the beach filled with holidaymakers in the background

Background imageTown Collection: Banjo Quay and Beach at Looe, Cornwall, August 1951

Banjo Quay and Beach at Looe, Cornwall, August 1951
A GWR publicity view of the Banjo Pier at Looe in Cornwall, August 1951. The pier was the first of its type built in the world and is so called because it looks like a banjo from above

Background imageTown Collection: Looe Quay, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe Quay, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the quay at Looe in Cornwall, August 1936, showing men on the deck of a boat moored up in the harbour with wooden crates filled with rope or fishing nets

Background imageTown Collection: The Promenade at Exmouth, Devon, July 1950

The Promenade at Exmouth, Devon, July 1950
A GWR publicity view of the Esplanade or Promenade at the seaside town of Exmouth in Devon, July 1950. The Pavilion can just be seen on the right of the image and Exmouth Beach

Background imageTown Collection: Exmouth, Devon, August 1931

Exmouth, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the seaside town of Exmouth in Devon seen from the sea, August 1931. This image shows the row of seafront hotels and villas along Morton Crescent and the Esplanade

Background imageTown 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 imageTown 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 imageTown 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 imageTown 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 imageTown Collection: Painswick, Gloucestershire, June 1937

Painswick, Gloucestershire, June 1937
A GWR Publicity view of St Marys Church in Painswick, near Stroud in Gloucestershire, June 1937. The churchs famous pruned yew trees line the paths of the churchyard

Background imageTown Collection: Fowey, Cornwall, c. 1930

Fowey, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR Publicity view of Fowey, Cornwall, c.1930. A man is rowing his small boat up the Fowey River towards one of the landings where many vessels are moored up

Background imageTown Collection: Chippenham, c. 1930

Chippenham, c. 1930
A view looking south east over the market town of Chippenham, probably from the railway embankment. Most of the buildings still stand on what is New Road and Foghamshire

Background imageTown Collection: Liskeard, Cornwall, May 1949

Liskeard, Cornwall, May 1949
View of the Cornish town of Liskeard, May 1949. St Martins church overlooks the streets of houses below and a row of allotments

Background imageTown Collection: Bude town from Summerleaze Crescent, 1923

Bude town from Summerleaze Crescent, 1923
View of Bude town from Summerleaze Crescent in the sunshine in 1923. A lone woman walks down the path past a large building (now Adventure International) on her way into town

Background imageTown Collection: Lynton & Lynmouth, North Devon, 1924

Lynton & Lynmouth, North Devon, 1924
A view of the town of Lynton & Lynmouth on the edge of Exmoor in North Devon, taken in 1924. A number of sailing vessels are in the harbour

Background imageTown Collection: Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, c. 1923

Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, c. 1923
A GWR publicity view of Porthminster Beach and St Ives in Cornwall, c.1923. St Ives harbour can be seen full of small boats

Background imageTown 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 imageTown Collection: Looe Beach, Cornwall, August 1951

Looe Beach, Cornwall, August 1951
A GWR publicity view of East Looe Beach and the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, August 1951. This image was probably taken from a boat on the water looking back to the shore

Background imageTown Collection: Looe Harbour and Bridge, Cornwall, August 1951

Looe Harbour and Bridge, Cornwall, August 1951
A GWR publicity view of Looe harbour and bridge, Cornwall, August 1951. The stone bridge was built in 1853 and connects the western and eastern sides of the town

Background imageTown Collection: The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, August 1936

The Banjo Pier at Looe, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR publicity view of the Banjo Pier at Looe in Cornwall, August 1936. The pier was the first of its type built in the world and is so called because it looks like a banjo from above

Background imageTown Collection: Looe Quay, Cornwall, c. 1930

Looe Quay, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, taken looking upstream in c.1930. The church tower of The Parish of Saint Nicholas is in the bottom right of the image

Background imageTown Collection: Looe, Cornwall, March 1924

Looe, Cornwall, March 1924
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, taken in March 1924 and looking upstream. The church tower of The Parish of Saint Nicholas is in the bottom right of the image

Background imageTown Collection: Windsor End, Beaconsfield, July 1927

Windsor End, Beaconsfield, July 1927
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor End, in the market town of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire in July 1927


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