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Refreshment Collection

"Quenching Thirsts and Satisfying Cravings: A Journey through Refreshment" Step back in time to May 1937

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageRefreshment Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imageRefreshment Collection: A painted sign for Inca Kola

A painted sign for Inca Kola, the most successful soft drink in Peru and sold widely through Latin America. PERU, La Libertad, Trujillo A painted sign for Inca Kola

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire

Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth was a town of many wonders in 1911. One of them was the possession of five fully licensed houses standing next to each other

Background imageRefreshment Collection: High Force in Upper Teesdale, County Durham, England

High Force in Upper Teesdale, County Durham, England

Background imageRefreshment Collection: GWR Buffet Car, c1938

GWR Buffet Car, c1938

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Black and White Milk Bar

Black and White Milk Bar
A Black and White Milk Bar sporting a monochrome livery and purveying milkshakes and ice creams in various flavours including bootlegger and ovaltine

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

Buffet Car No 9631, c1934
GWR Publicity photograph Built 1934 to diagram H41. Currently on display at STEAM Museum of the GWR, Swindon

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

Buffet Car No 9631, c1934
Built 1934 to diagram H41. Currently on display at STEAM Museum of the GWR, Swindon

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Moroccan mint tea pot at a cafe in Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Moroccan mint tea pot at a cafe in Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920
A refreshment porter hands a first class passenger a luncheon basket through the window of a carriage while stationary at Paddington station, c.1920

Background imageRefreshment Collection: First Class Refreshment Rooms, Swindon Station, c. 1840s

First Class Refreshment Rooms, Swindon Station, c. 1840s
This illustration shows a number of ladies and gentlemen in the First Class Refreshment Rooms at Swindon Junction Station, c.1840s

Background imageRefreshment Collection: High Force in Upper Teesdale, County Durham, England

High Force in Upper Teesdale, County Durham, England

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Watersmeet and refreshment house, Lynton and Lynmouth, Engla

Watersmeet and refreshment house, Lynton and Lynmouth, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Waterfall Geroldsau, near Baden Baden, Black Forest, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe

Waterfall Geroldsau, near Baden Baden, Black Forest, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Watersmeet, Exmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watersmeet, Exmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRefreshment Collection: West Burton Waterfall, West Burton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales, England

West Burton Waterfall, West Burton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales, England

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho)

Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho)
6000045 Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails)

Background imageRefreshment Collection: The Tea-Room, House of Commons, Westminster, London, 19th century

The Tea-Room, House of Commons, Westminster, London, 19th century. From Cassells Illustrated History of England, volume X, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Wheelbarrow filled with ice and drinks in bottles and cans

Wheelbarrow filled with ice and drinks in bottles and cans

Background imageRefreshment Collection: London Victoria station, British Railways, January 1949

London Victoria station, British Railways, January 1949
London Victoria station, British Railway. Part of the concourse showing the tea room in the central section of the station. 25 January 1949

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Albion charabanc, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Albion charabanc, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A group of people on a choir outing in an Albion solid tyred charabanc outside Morses Refreshment Rooms in Dew Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Frozen waterfall icicles and frosty plants Bad Urach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Frozen waterfall icicles and frosty plants Bad Urach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
SAS-60 Frozen waterfall - icicles and frosty plants Bad Urach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are personal display purposes only

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

Refreshment Rooms, Paddington Station, c. 1923
This glamourous shot was taken around 1923 and shows the interior of the Refreshment Rooms, situated on Platform 1 at Paddington station in London

Background imageRefreshment 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 imageRefreshment 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 imageRefreshment Collection: Still Life with Peaches and Pears Date: 1890

Still Life with Peaches and Pears Date: 1890

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Tea break for firefighters, London, WW2

Tea break for firefighters, London, WW2
Tea break for a group of London firefighters, standing by an LCC canteen van. Date: 1940s

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Fire Glass

Fire Glass
Cognac glass with fire around the glass - the mood is muted and the background is a dark wallpaper

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Hackney Coach / 1807

Hackney Coach / 1807
A Hackney coach stops at a liquor store for the horse team to receive refreshment

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)

Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)
XPG443305 Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas) by Shakespeare, Percy (1906-43); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c.1829, (1947). Teams from Nottingham and Leicester competing. In the foreground is a refreshment stall

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Tea room, Montague Hospital, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1977. Artist: Michael Walters

Tea room, Montague Hospital, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1977. Artist: Michael Walters
Tea room, Montague Hospital, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1977

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Classic rum punch sprinkled with nutmeg, Grenada, West Indies, Central America

Classic rum punch sprinkled with nutmeg, Grenada, West Indies, Central America

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Dewdrops gathering on leaf Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Dewdrops gathering on leaf Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
SAS-291 Dewdrops - gathering on leaf Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Moose bull (Alces alces) feeding on underwater vegetation

Moose bull (Alces alces) feeding on underwater vegetation
glacial kettle lake, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Illustration of mug of hot chocolate and partly eaten chocolate bar

Illustration of mug of hot chocolate and partly eaten chocolate bar

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Festival Pleasure Garden

Festival Pleasure Garden
Aerial view of the the Festival pleasure gardens in Battersea Park providing entertainment, relaxation and refreshment for all during the 1951 Festival of Britain

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Black and white illustration of ingredients and utensils for making freshly squeezed fruit juice

Black and white illustration of ingredients and utensils for making freshly squeezed fruit juice

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Pots of mint tea & glasses, The Souk, Marrakech, Morocco

Pots of mint tea & glasses, The Souk, Marrakech, Morocco

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Jubilee in St Jamess Park, London

Jubilee in St Jamess Park, London
Jubilee event to celebrate peace, held in St Jamess Park, London, showing the Chinese Bridge, Pagoda and refreshment tents with the flags of various nations

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Union volunteer refreshment saloon of Philadelphia

Union volunteer refreshment saloon of Philadelphia

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Dick Whittington by Arthur Rackham

Dick Whittington by Arthur Rackham
Dick Whittington arrives on the coast of Barbary, and everyone from the ship is entertained by the Moors. When they are invaded by rats and mice

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Cup of tea

Cup of tea served with biscuits. Tea is an infusion of the leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). It contains the stimulant caffeine, and is often served with milk

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Accident compensation / W H Robinson

Accident compensation / W H Robinson
When an accident occurs, the Pro Bono Instanto mechanical arm can quickly thrust liquid refreshment in front of the victim to hopefully dissuade him from taking you to court - a remarkable advance in

Background imageRefreshment Collection: Japanese Matcha tea, Japan, Asia

Japanese Matcha tea, Japan, Asia




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"Quenching Thirsts and Satisfying Cravings: A Journey through Refreshment" Step back in time to May 1937, where the GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley served up delightful treats at train stations. Just a year earlier, Paddington Station boasted a Quick Lunch and Snack Bar, offering travelers a taste of convenience. As you wander further, an eye-catching painted sign for Inca Kola catches your attention. Its vibrant colors beckon you to indulge in its unique flavors from South America. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of city life, venture into the serene beauty of Upper Teesdale in County Durham. High Force cascades majestically, inviting visitors to take a moment to refresh their souls amidst nature's splendor. In Portsmouth, Hampshire, five adjacent pubs stand side by side like old friends. Here lies an oasis for those seeking camaraderie and refreshing libations after a long day's work or exploration. Back on the rails with GWR Buffet Car circa 1938 - imagine savoring delectable meals while gliding through picturesque landscapes; it was truly an experience that refreshed both body and mind. For those craving something sweet yet nostalgic, the Black and White Milk Bar transports you back to simpler times when milkshakes were handcrafted with love. Travel even further back in time as Buffet Car No 9631 takes center stage around 1934. Imagine indulging in sumptuous delicacies while gazing out at passing scenery - pure refreshment for all senses. From North Africa comes Moroccan mint tea pot at a cafe in Marrakech – sip this aromatic elixir as it revitalizes your spirit with every fragrant infusion. Returning closer to home but still steeped in history is Paddington Station circa 1920. Here lies another haven for weary travelers seeking respite – where warm cups of comfort await.