Skip to main content
sales@mediastorehouse.co.uk
verified_user 
All orders are protected by
our Pixel Perfect Guarantee
local_shipping 
Fast, Safe Shipping
and Easy Returns
Home > People > War Workers

Poster Print of Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII

Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
The Left Luggage Department at Paddington Station was, during the war, manned by female staff as can be seen in this image taken in 1943. Such roles were regarded by the GWR as ideal for women, allowing male workers to transfer to heavier manual roles within the company. Restrictions were placed on passenger luggage from the early days of the war in an attempt to discourage travel for pleasure, but as the quantity of luggage in this photograph shows, this campaign was not completely successful.

Choose Your Product

£39.99

In stock!
Ships in 1-2 working days
Get it as soon as 28th July

check
Made in UK
check
Pixel Perfect Reproduction
check
Made with high-grade materials
check
Carefully packed to aid safe arrival
check
Shipping from only £4.00
info Info
style Choices
rate_review Reviews
local_shipping Shipping
verified_user Pixel Perfect

Poster Print of Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII

The Left Luggage Department at Paddington Station was, during the war, manned by female staff as can be seen in this image taken in 1943. Such roles were regarded by the GWR as ideal for women, allowing male workers to transfer to heavier manual roles within the company. Restrictions were placed on passenger luggage from the early days of the war in an attempt to discourage travel for pleasure, but as the quantity of luggage in this photograph shows, this campaign was not completely successful. Note that the lady on the right is in the process of storing a soldier's tin helmet on the shelves behind her

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 14547098

1940s , 1943 , Female , Female Staff , Left Luggage , London , Luggage , Paddington , Porter , Second World War , Staff , Station , Tin Helmet , Wartime , Women Workers , World War Ii

A1 (84x59cm) Poster

Archival quality poster paper, ideal for printing larger pictures

check
Pixel Perfect Guarantee
check
Made with high-grade materials
check
Professional quality finish
check
Product Size 59.4 x 84.1cm (est)

A1 Poster (84x59cm, 33x23 inches) printed on 170gsm Satin Poster Paper. Securely packaged, rolled and inserted into a strong mailing tube and shipped tracked. Poster Prints are of comparable archival quality to our Photographic prints, they are simply printed on thinner Poster Paper. Whilst we only use Photographic Prints in our frames, you can frame Poster Prints if they are carefully supported to prevent sagging over time.

Product Code dmcs_14547098_73045_0

This picture is available as a Framed Print , Premium Framing , Photographic Print , Jigsaw Puzzle , Canvas Print , Poster Print , Tote Bag , Photo Mug , Greetings Cards , Postcards , Cushion , Metal Print , Fine Art Print , Mounted Photo , Glass Frame , Acrylic Blox , Framed Print , Mouse Mat , Glass Place Mats , Glass Coaster

Watermarking does not appear on finished products

Categories

> People > War Workers

> The Railway at War > Second World War

> Stations and Halts > London Stations > Paddington Station

Full Art Print Range

Our standard Photo Prints (ideal for framing) are sent same or next working day, with most other items shipped a few days later.

Framed Print (£44.99 - £199.99)
Our contemporary Framed Prints are professionally made and ready to hang on your wall

Premium Framing (£89.99 - £289.99)
Our superior Premium Framed Prints are professionally made and ready to hang on your wall

Photographic Print (£6.99 - £39.99)
Our Photo Prints are printed on sturdy Archival Quality Paper for vivid reproduction and are perfect for framing.

Jigsaw Puzzle (£27.99 - £37.99)
Jigsaw Puzzles are an ideal gift for any occasion

Canvas Print (£29.99 - £149.99)
Professionally made, ready to hang Canvas Prints are a great way to add colour, depth and texture to any space.

Poster Print (£10.99 - £59.99)
Archival quality poster paper, ideal for printing larger pictures

Tote Bag (£29.95)
Our tote bags are made from soft durable fabric and include a strap for easy carrying.

Photo Mug (£9.99)
Enjoy your favourite drink from a mug decorated with an image you love. Sentimental and practical, personalised photo mugs make perfect gifts for loved ones, friends or work colleagues

Greetings Cards (£5.97 - £11.99)
Greetings Cards suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Thank You and much more

Postcards (£11.99)
Postcards

Cushion (£24.99 - £44.99)
Accessorise your space with decorative, soft cushions

Metal Print (£59.00 - £179.00)
Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Fine Art Print (£29.99 - £119.99)
The next best thing to owning the original artwork, with a soft textured natural surface, our fine art reproduction prints meet the standard of most critical museum curators.

Mounted Photo (£12.99 - £69.99)
Photo prints supplied in custom cut card mount ready for framing

Glass Frame (£22.99 - £69.00)
Tempered Glass Mounts are ideal for wall display, plus the smaller sizes can also be used free-standing via an integral stand.

Acrylic Blox (£29.99 - £49.99)
Streamlined, one sided modern and attractive table top print

Framed Print (£44.99 - £249.99)
Our original range of UK Framed Prints featuring a bevelled edge

Mouse Mat (£13.99)
Archive quality photographic print in a durable wipe clean mouse mat with non slip backing. Works with all computer mice.

Glass Place Mats (£49.99)
Set of 4 Glass Place Mats. Elegant polished safety glass and heat resistant. Matching Coasters are also available

Glass Coaster (£7.99)
Individual Glass Coaster. Elegant polished safety toughened glass and heat resistant, matching Place Mats are also available

Customers also viewed these products

Bather, August 1931
Bather, August 1931
Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII
Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment
Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station, during WWII
Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station
GWR Works Home Guard passing out parade, December 1944
GWR Works Home Guard passing out parade
Publicity shot of passengers in carriage, 1930s
Publicity shot of passengers in carriage, 1930s
Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928
Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at
Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station
Female swimmers at the GWR Medical Fund Society small swimming baths (Milton Rd), c1900
Female swimmers at the GWR Medical Fund Society
Reading Signal Works, Clock Shop, 1969
Reading Signal Works, Clock Shop, 1969
GWR Buffet Car, c1938
GWR Buffet Car, c1938
Buffet Car from the 1930s
Buffet Car from the 1930s
Female telephone exchange employee, c1905
Female telephone exchange employee, c1905
George Jackson Churchward (1857 - 1933)
George Jackson Churchward (1857 - 1933)

Categories related to this item

gallery
Paddington Station
88 Items
gallery
War Workers
71 Items
gallery
Second World War
130 Items

Popular items from those categories

Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station
Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington
Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station
Platform 6 and 7 at Paddington Station, 1979
Platform 6 and 7 at Paddington Station, 1979
The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892
The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington
GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley
The last shunting horse at Paddington, 1925
The last shunting horse at Paddington, 1925
Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
No. 111, The Great Bear at Paddington Station, c.1910
No. 111, The Great Bear at Paddington Station, c
Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929
Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929
Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904
Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904
A man and woman carrying out work on a steam hammer during WW2, 1942
A man and woman carrying out work on a steam
Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934
Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934
Women war workers making ammunition shells in 24F Shop, 1943
Women war workers making ammunition shells in 24F
Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in
Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941
Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941
Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941
Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941
GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an ambulance, 1940
GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van