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Berkshire Collection

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Background imageBerkshire Collection: Cannon Yard at Eton College, July 1928

Cannon Yard at Eton College, July 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Cannon Yard at Eton College, July 1928. The cannon was captured during the Crimean War at Sevastopol in 1855

Background imageBerkshire 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 imageBerkshire 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 imageBerkshire 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 imageBerkshire Collection: Norman Gate, Windsor Castle, 1930

Norman Gate, Windsor Castle, 1930
A GWR Publicity view of the Norman Gate at Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1930, where gardens meet fortifications

Background imageBerkshire 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 imageBerkshire Collection: Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, 1950

Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, 1950
A GWR Publicity interior view of the Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle in 1950. The room is filled with resplendent furniture, furnishings and paintings

Background imageBerkshire Collection: The Quadrangle, Windsor Castle, 1930

The Quadrangle, Windsor Castle, 1930
A GWR Publicity view of The Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1930 showing the grand features of the castle and the royal residence

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Henry VIII Gateway, Windsor Castle, 1930

Henry VIII Gateway, Windsor Castle, 1930
A GWR Publicity view of the Henry VIII Gateway at Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1930. Three members of the Kings Guard wearing bearskin caps are standing to attention in the bottom right of the image

Background imageBerkshire 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 imageBerkshire 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 imageBerkshire 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

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Maiwand Lion, Reading, July 1928

Maiwand Lion, Reading, July 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens in the centre of Reading, Berkshire in July 1928. This lion sculpture is a prominent landmark in the town

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Eton College, Berkshire, early 20th century

Eton College, Berkshire, early 20th century
A GWR Publicity view of the Quadrangle by Eton College Chapel at Eton near Windsor, Berkshire in the early 20th century

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor Castle (interior), 1924

Windsor Castle (interior), 1924
A GWR Publicity view of an interior at Windsor Castle in 1924. The shot is taken from one end of a long gallery with medieval knight armour and heraldry adorning the walls

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor Castle, 1924

Windsor Castle, 1924
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor Castle, Berkshire in 1924. The castle is raised above the parkland showing its full scale

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Freebodys Lido, Reading, August 1932

Freebodys Lido, Reading, August 1932
View from Caversham Bridge across the Thames. Crowds gather on the side of the river, taking it in turns to go on the giant slide

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Windsor, August 1928

Windsor, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in August 1928. Excited crowds gather on the banks of the river to watch a boat race against the backdrop of Windsor Castle in the summer sunshine

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Aldermaston Parish Church (interior), June 1928

Aldermaston Parish Church (interior), June 1928
A GWR Publicity view of the intricately carved tomb of Sir George and Lady Forster inside the Aldermaston Parish Church (St Mary the Virgin), near Reading in Berkshire, June 1928

Background imageBerkshire Collection: Reading Abbey, Berkshire

Reading Abbey, Berkshire
A GWR Publicity view of Reading Abbey, Berkshire c.1920s. The walls of these monastic ruins, unlike today, are seen covered in ivy giving them a romantic feel


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