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Wales Collection

Background imageWales Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background imageWales Collection: Lithograph of Bridgend Station, c. 1850

Lithograph of Bridgend Station, c. 1850
A reproduction of a lithograph showing Bridgend Station, South Wales, c.1850. The station opened in June 1850 on the line between Cardiff and Swansea

Background imageWales Collection: Hirwaun Station, Wales

Hirwaun Station, Wales
0-6-0 Pannier Tank locomotive No. 9473 steams into Hirwaun Station on 7th June 1954. The station served a mainly industrial community of nearby collieries, quarries and an ironworks

Background imageWales Collection: The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Goodwick, c1930s

The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Goodwick, c1930s
This impressive hotel was owned by the Great Western Railway. At its height in the 1930s it offered 40 rooms for guests. The hotel also provided golf, tennis, boating and billiards

Background imageWales Collection: Johnston Station, Pembrokeshire, c. 1920s

Johnston Station, Pembrokeshire, c. 1920s
A view of Johnston Station, Pembrokeshire, Wales, c.1920s, showing the platform and the station flower beds planted up to say Johnston change for Old Milford

Background imageWales Collection: Neyland Station, Pembrokeshire, c. 1930s

Neyland Station, Pembrokeshire, c. 1930s
A view of Neyland station in Pembrokeshire, Wales, c.1930s, showing a locomotive departing from the station. Goods facilities and signals can also be seen in this image

Background imageWales Collection: Neyland Fish Platform, Pembrokeshire, c. 1910

Neyland Fish Platform, Pembrokeshire, c. 1910
A view of GWR company servants unloading fish crates from the rail link at Neyland in Pembrokeshire, c.1910. The fishing industry boomed in the area from 1908 until World War I caused many ships to

Background imageWales Collection: Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s

Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s
A view looking south east from Barmouth of Barmouth Bridge. The bridge opened in 1867. It is a single track timber viaduct built for the Aberystwyth and Pwllheli Railway

Background imageWales Collection: High Street, Clydach (Swansea), c. 1910

High Street, Clydach (Swansea), c. 1910
A view looking up towards the High Street from Hebron Road. St Marys Church can be seen just in view to the right of the image

Background imageWales Collection: Royal Tour of Wales - Treharris Station, 1955

Royal Tour of Wales - Treharris Station, 1955
This photograph shows Treharris Station decorated ready for Queen Elizabeth IIs visit on her Royal Tour of Wales in 1955

Background imageWales Collection: Royal Tour of Wales, The Queen & Prince Philip at Pembroke Town Station, 1955

Royal Tour of Wales, The Queen & Prince Philip at Pembroke Town Station, 1955
This image shows The Queen & Prince Philip meeting dignitaries at Pembroke Town Station, while on their Royal Tour of Wales in 1955

Background imageWales Collection: Corwen Station, 1963

Corwen Station, 1963
Corwen Station pictured on 15th July 1963 as locomotive No. 75027 steams into the down platform from Ruabon. The main station buildings unusual double canopy is clear to see in this image

Background imageWales Collection: Lithograph of Chepstow Station, c. 1850

Lithograph of Chepstow Station, c. 1850
A reproduction of a lithographic print showing Chepstow station in c.1850 at about the time the South Wales Railway opened

Background imageWales Collection: The Golden Sands of Wales, 1924

The Golden Sands of Wales, 1924
This illustration of The Golden Sands of Wales comes from a souvenir booklet produced by the GWR to coincide with the 1924 British Empire Exhibition

Background imageWales Collection: Bala Junction, Gwynedd, Wales, c. 1950s

Bala Junction, Gwynedd, Wales, c. 1950s
A view of Bala Junction station in Wales, c.1950s, showing the platform island, footbridge, waiting room and signal box. Bala Junction opened November 1882 and closed to passengers in January 1965

Background imageWales Collection: Decorations for the Royal Tour of Wales, 1955

Decorations for the Royal Tour of Wales, 1955
This photograph shows a town in Wales decorated with bunting and a welcome banner, and a crowd gathered to see Queen Elizabeth II on her Royal Tour of Wales on a sunny day in 1955

Background imageWales Collection: Bangor on Dee Station, Wales, c. 1950s

Bangor on Dee Station, Wales, c. 1950s
A view of Bangor-on-Dee station near Wrexham in Wales, c.1950s, showing locomotive No. 5404 standing at the station with the station building and bridge in the background

Background imageWales Collection: Nefyn Bay & The Rivals, Wales, August 1938

Nefyn Bay & The Rivals, Wales, August 1938
A GWR Publicity view of The Rivals (Yr Eifl) mountain range in Gwynedd, Wales, in August 1938. Nefyn Bay skirts the three peaks of the range

Background imageWales Collection: The Rivals (Yr Eifl), Caernarfonshire, Wales, August 1938

The Rivals (Yr Eifl), Caernarfonshire, Wales, August 1938
A GWR Publicity view of The Rivals (Yr Eifl) mountain range in Gwynedd, Wales, in August 1938. Nefyn Bay skirts the three peaks of the range

Background imageWales Collection: Great Orme, Llandudno, Caernarfonshire, 1920s

Great Orme, Llandudno, Caernarfonshire, 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of a large gathering of people at Great Orme, near Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, North Wales, in the 1920s

Background imageWales Collection: Pendine Sands, South Wales, September 1924

Pendine Sands, South Wales, September 1924
A GWR Publicity view of Ragwen Point on the western end of Pendine Sands on the Carmarthenshire border with Glamorgan, South Wales in September 1924

Background imageWales Collection: GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940

GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940
This photograph of a GWR lorry was taken around 1940. It shows the in delivery of historic and valuable paintings from the National Gallery in London to the disused Manod slate mine at Blaenau

Background imageWales Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1938

Barry Island, Wales, August 1938
View of Barry Island beach, Glamorgan, south Wales, summer 1938. The beach is very, very busy with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background imageWales Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, August 1938

Barry Island Beach, Wales, August 1938
View of Barry Island beach, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1938. The beach is very, very crowded and the water is teeming with holidaymakers

Background imageWales Collection: Barry Island, Glamorgan, Wales, August 1927

Barry Island, Glamorgan, Wales, August 1927
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, summer 1927. The beach is filled with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background imageWales Collection: Presteign Station, Wales, c. 1930

Presteign Station, Wales, c. 1930
A view of Preteign Station in Presteigne on the Welsh borders, c.1930, showing tank engine no.1475 sitting in the station with a crowd of young boys looking

Background imageWales Collection: Preteign Station, Wales

Preteign Station, Wales
A view of Preteign Station in Presteigne on the Welsh borders, showing an auto-train at the station. Presteign station opened in 1875

Background imageWales Collection: Preteign Station, Wales, 1961

Preteign Station, Wales, 1961
A view of Preteign Station in Presteigne on the Welsh borders. Taken in 1961 after the station closed to passenger services, the image is looking down platform to the goods shed

Background imageWales Collection: Preteign Station, Wales, 1959

Preteign Station, Wales, 1959
A view of Preteign Station in Presteigne on the Welsh borders. This image show the station buildings and was taken in 1959 after passenger services had ceased

Background imageWales Collection: Preteign Station, Wales, c. 1910

Preteign Station, Wales, c. 1910
A view of Preteign Station in Presteigne on the Welsh borders, c.1910, showing a saddletank locomotive sitting in the station

Background imageWales Collection: Elizabeth II on a Royal Visit to Cardiff, 5th August 1960

Elizabeth II on a Royal Visit to Cardiff, 5th August 1960
This image shows H.M. The Queen arriving at the station on a Royal Visit to Cardiff on the 5th August 1960. The Lady Mayor is with The Queen

Background imageWales Collection: Royal Visit to Cardiff & Station Decorations, 5th August 1960

Royal Visit to Cardiff & Station Decorations, 5th August 1960
This photograph shows the station decorations at Cardiff prepared in advance of the Royal Visit on 5th August 1960, with flags, banners and crests

Background imageWales Collection: St Davids, Pembrokeshire, September 1946

St Davids, Pembrokeshire, September 1946
A GWR Publicity view of the UKs smallest city, St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Wales, September 1946. The cathedral, seen on the left of this photograph, is the resting place of Wales patron saint David

Background imageWales Collection: Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire, August 1938

Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire, August 1938
A GWR Publicity view of Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire, in August 1938. The castle ruins are perched on the edge of the Teifi Gorge and dominate the surrounding landscape

Background imageWales Collection: Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire, September 1937

Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire, September 1937
A GWR Publicity view of the huge round towers at Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in September 1937. The fortress ruins at Cilgerran date back to the 13th century and loom over the Teifi Gorge

Background imageWales Collection: Penarth, Glamorgan, South Wales, c. 1920s

Penarth, Glamorgan, South Wales, c. 1920s
View to the sea and promenade at the seaside town of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Holidaymakers are returning from the front in the heat of a summers day

Background imageWales Collection: Pendine, Glamorgan, September 1924

Pendine, Glamorgan, September 1924
A GWR Publicity view of the village of Pendine on the Carmarthenshire border with Glamorgan, South Wales in September 1924

Background imageWales Collection: New Quay, August 1936

New Quay, August 1936
A GWR Publicity view of New Quay, Wales in August 1936. Holidaymakers are enjoying the summer sunshine by sitting on the harbour wall, picnicking and sunbathing

Background imageWales Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1927

Barry Island, Wales, August 1927
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, south Wales in summer 1927. The beach is full of holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging on deckchairs

Background imageWales Collection: Penarth Pier, Glamorgan, Wales, c. 1920s

Penarth Pier, Glamorgan, Wales, c. 1920s
View to the sea and promenade at the seaside town of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Holidaymakers are returning from the front in the heat of the day

Background imageWales Collection: Snow at Dowlais Top, 1947

Snow at Dowlais Top, 1947
A heavy snowfall on the tracks at Dowlais Top, near Merthyr Tydfil. Dowlais Top stood at 1250ft (350m) above sea level. It was halfway on the Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway

Background imageWales Collection: Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, Wales, August 1927

Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, Wales, August 1927
View of Cold Knap Beach, Barry Island, south Wales in summer in 1927. Holidaymakers are strolling along the promenade and sitting on the beach. Luens Corner House & Tea Room is in the background

Background imageWales Collection: Prince Charles and Princess Anne Arriving at Cardiff, August 1960

Prince Charles and Princess Anne Arriving at Cardiff, August 1960
This image shows a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne arriving at Cardiff for a royal visit in early August 1960

Background imageWales Collection: Female Stationmaster, June 1941

Female Stationmaster, June 1941
This image features a young lady called Freda Jones. During the Second World War she was made a GWR Stationmaster at Pontdolgoch, a station in mid Wales on the Welshpool to Aberystwyth line

Background imageWales Collection: Royal Tour of Wales - Pembroke Town Station, 1955

Royal Tour of Wales - Pembroke Town Station, 1955
This image captures Pembroke Town Station decorated ready for H.M. The Queens Royal Tour of Wales in 1955

Background imageWales Collection: H. M. The Queen at Pembroke Town Station, 8th August 1955

H. M. The Queen at Pembroke Town Station, 8th August 1955
This photograph shows The Queen being greeted by the Lord Lieutenant at Pembroke Town Station on a Royal Tour of Wales in 8th August 1955

Background imageWales Collection: North Beach, Tenby, 1936

North Beach, Tenby, 1936
A view looking north with Goskar Rock towering over this long expanse of beach. The tide is low and several families are playing in rock pools

Background imageWales Collection: Felin Fach Station, Wales

Felin Fach Station, Wales
A view of Felin Fach station in Powys, Wales, showing the station building with locomotive No. 7444 at the platform. The station opened in May 1911 as Ystrad station



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