Only 20 shopping days until Christmas, so here’s a cartoon from the December 1935 issue of the Great Western Railway (GWR) staff magazine. The GWR and other railway companies operated a door-to-door transport service, which people could use to transport their belongings around the country. This cartoon suggests it might be a “solution” for men going Christmas shopping with their wives – demonstrating some rather outdated attitudes in the process.
Railway staff magazines frequently contained articles and cartoons in addition to the usual information for railway staff. They’re a great resource for family history: you can come and see them in our archive and library centre.