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Picturing the imaginary geography of the Great Western Railway, 1903-39

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Chiseldon village, Wiltshire, c1928. The GWR would take many hundreds of photographs of villages and scenes from rural life. In the inter-war period many people identified 'Englishness' as essentially rural.
Chiseldon village, Wiltshire, c1928. The GWR would take many hundreds of photographs of villages and scenes from rural life. In the inter-war period many people identified 'Englishness' as essentially rural.
Copyright: National Railway Museum.
Maiden Castle, Dorset, 1934. Archaeology was in its infancy in the inter-war period. The GWR were keen to document some of the larger excavations. Perhaps these discoveries lent greater weight to the folklore of the region they were advertising.
Maiden Castle, Dorset, 1934. Archaeology was in its infancy in the inter-war period. The GWR were keen to document some of the larger excavations. Perhaps these discoveries lent greater weight to the folklore of the region they were advertising.
Copyright: National Railway Museum.

 

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