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Ambulance trains in 1914 “This is Christmas, and the world is supposed to be civilised”

We have become familiar with images of wartime Christmas truces where fighting stopped, football matches were played and carols were sung, but this certainly wasn’t the universal experience on the Western Front a hundred years ago. Ambulance trains did not … Continue reading

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Santa’s Steam Adventure

It’s that time of the year again when tickets for our Santa’s Steam Adventure go on sale. Since the summer, we have been working hard to create a new magical adventure for you and your little ones to enjoy. Click here to read more about … Continue reading

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A Christmas jigsaw for clumsy railway staff

As a last minute Christmas card, this object from the Museum’s small objects collection is pretty useful. The jigsaw was given by the Great Western Railway around 1935 as a Christmas present to employees, as a way of reminding them to … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping humour from 1935

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 … Continue reading

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