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Paddington Station Collection (#3)

Images of Paddington Station and its Surrounds

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Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Petrol driven Karrier on Platform 5 at Paddington Station, c. 1935

Petrol driven Karrier on Platform 5 at Paddington Station, c. 1935
A three wheeled mechanical horse driven by a GWR porter helps with the movement of parcels on Platform 5 at Paddington Station, c.1935

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919

Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919
A shot capturing the last servicemen to be offered refreshments at the Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet at Paddington Station on 28th June 1919

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Confectionary Stand on Paddington Station, 1923

Confectionary Stand on Paddington Station, 1923
This confectionary stand was situated between Platforms 2 and 3 at Paddington Station. It allowed passengers to grab a quick snack or some tobacco products before boarding their trains

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Goods wagons on the approach to Paddington Station, 1930

Goods wagons on the approach to Paddington Station, 1930
An image showing goods wagons on the approach to Paddington Station, London in 1930. The bustling and packed surroundings of the station are clear to see

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Departure side at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Departure side at Paddington Station, c. 1920
Motor cars enter the departure side of Paddington Station, just adjacent to Eastbourne Terrace, London. This image was taken in about 1920 and shows the streets filled with motor vehicles

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Wymans Bookstall at Paddington Station, 1913

Wymans Bookstall at Paddington Station, 1913
This bookstall is cramed full of books, leaflets and posters. GWR publicity can clearly been seen in this image

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station Booking Office, 1938

Paddington Station Booking Office, 1938
A view of the newly opened Booking Office at Paddington Station in 1938. Note the Art Deco appearance of the office in comparison with the Victorian roof spans of the Station

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: GWR Tractor and trollies on Paddington Station, c1936

GWR Tractor and trollies on Paddington Station, c1936
A view of a GWR tractor pulling trollies that are transporting parcels at the far end of Paddington Station, c.1936. The GWR Parcels Fowarding Depot can be seen in the background along with various

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, December 1935

Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, December 1935
This image shows the Centenary Christmas Decorations in The Lawn at Paddington Station, 1935. Note the entrance to the GWR Royal Hotel in the background

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Platform 6 and 7 at Paddington Station, 1979

Platform 6 and 7 at Paddington Station, 1979
A view of passengers alighting British Rail Inter-City 125s at Platforms 6 and 7 at Paddington Station in London in 1979. The overall roof of the train shed is visible

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station Staff, 1937

Paddington Station Staff, 1937
An image showing Paddington Station staff assisting a disabled passenger in a wheelchair on to a carriage in 1937

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Platform 3 at Paddington Station, 1926

Platform 3 at Paddington Station, 1926
This image shows holiday crowds boarding The Torbay Limited on Platform 3 of Paddington Station in 1926. The platform is full of frenzied passengers with luggage and station staff busy at work

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Memorial Service on Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 11th November 1920

Memorial Service on Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 11th November 1920
A solemn view of Paddington station showing crowds gathering on Platform 1 to commemorate Armistice Day in November 1920

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, c. 1910

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, c. 1910
A classic Edwardian view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London. The crowds of passengers at the station wearing straw boaters and the abundance of luggage suggest it is the summer holiday season

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London, c. 1910

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London, c. 1910
A classic Edwardian view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station in London, c.1910. Dappled sunlight filters through the glass of the Victorian roof span as passengers busy themselves on the platform

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Telephone Exchange, London, 1906

Paddington Telephone Exchange, London, 1906
An image of a female operator connecting callers to the railway system at Paddingtons Telephone Exchange, London, 1906

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Telephone Exchange, c. 1910

Paddington Telephone Exchange, c. 1910
An image of the Paddington Telephone Exchange, c.1910, minus the constantly busy switch board operators

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: First Class Waiting Room at Paddington Station, 1912

First Class Waiting Room at Paddington Station, 1912
First Class passengers were able to wait for their trains in the comfort of this waiting room at Paddington station in the early 20th century

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Office Staff at Paddington Station, c. 1920s

Office Staff at Paddington Station, c. 1920s
This image of an unknown office at Paddington Station was probably taken in the 1920s. It shows a number of women at work at desks and some are using typewriters at tables

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Rebuilding work at Paddington Station, 1916

Rebuilding work at Paddington Station, 1916
Work began in 1913 to construct a new roof span for the Station. This image was taken in 1916 when the work was quite far progressed

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Porters at Paddington Station, c. 1914

Porters at Paddington Station, c. 1914
Three porters pose proudly at Paddington Station, London, c.1914. They are stood in front of some advertising boards displaying various GWR posters

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Ladies Hairdressing Salon, Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington, 1930

Ladies Hairdressing Salon, Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington, 1930
One of the services provided at the Great Western Royal Hotel was hairdressing. This ladies hairdressing salon was the height of luxury for guests to the hotel

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, 1955

Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, 1955
Paddington Station can been seen here decorated for Christmas, 1955. A Santas grotto in the form of a windmill is in the centre of the image

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Christmas Grotto, Paddington Station, 1956

Christmas Grotto, Paddington Station, 1956
Christmas has come to Paddington Station in this image from 1956. A Santas Grotto was set up in the centre of The Lawn raising money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Arrivals indicator board at Paddington Station, 1934

Arrivals indicator board at Paddington Station, 1934
A new arrivals and departures indicator board was installed in March 1934. It was situated in The Lawn, an area between the Hotel and concourse

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Female stewardess, 1917

Female stewardess, 1917
A Dining Car Waitress in her crisp white apron stands in the doorway of dining car No. 9546 on Platform 2, Paddington Station in 1917

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929

Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929
The Great Western Railway acquired this property, containing garages, prior to development in 1930. The street was eventually demolished to make way for the new parcels depot development

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929

Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929
The Great Western Railway acquired this property, containing garages, prior to development in 1930. The street was eventually demolished to make way for the new parcels depot development

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Refreshment Rooms, Paddington Station, c. 1923

Refreshment Rooms, Paddington Station, c. 1923
A view of the Refreshment Rooms on Platform 1 at Paddington station, c.1923. The marble columns, silver urns and cakes piled high reveal the luxurious side to rail travel in the heyday of the 1920s

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Arrivals indicator board at Paddington Station, 1934

Arrivals indicator board at Paddington Station, 1934
A view of the interior of Paddington station in London taken in 1934. A new arrivals and departures indicator board was installed in The Lawn in March of the same year

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Parcel handling at Paddington Station, c. 1920s

Parcel handling at Paddington Station, c. 1920s
Staff at Paddington Station sort parcels in The Lawn during the inter-war period. This images illustrates the lack of parcel handling space at the time

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Mail sacks at Paddington Station, 1926

Mail sacks at Paddington Station, 1926
Mail sacks being loaded onto Royal Mail vans during the Christmas period of 1926. A policeman can be seen to the left of the picture as he cast a supervisory eye over the proceedings

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Mail sacks on Platform 10 at Paddington Station, 1926

Mail sacks on Platform 10 at Paddington Station, 1926
Mail sacks being sorted on Platform 10 during the Christmas period of 1926. During the Christmas this would be a regular sight at Paddington station

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Mail sacks on Platform 10 at Paddington Station, 1926

Mail sacks on Platform 10 at Paddington Station, 1926
Mail sacks, on platforms 10 and 11 at Paddington station, being loaded onto Royal Mail vans during the Christmas period of 1926

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929
A general view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London in 1929, showing hoards of passengers, signage and porters

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Interior of Ticket Office at Paddington Station, 1913

Interior of Ticket Office at Paddington Station, 1913
This interior shot of the Ticket Office at Paddington Station was taken in 1913. The ticket staff operated individual hatches

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936

Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936
This image was taken in 1936 after extensive modernisation was made to Paddington Station. This ticket office in No.2 Booking Hall displays various holiday posters

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936

Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936
This image was taken in 1936 after extensive modernisation was made to Paddington Station. This ticket office in No.2 Booking Hall displays various holiday posters



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