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Photographic Print : Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s




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Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

A view of Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road) station in Gloucestershire, c.1950s.
Cheltenham Malvern Road station opened in March 1908 and closed to local passenger services in 1960. The station finally closed to all passenger and freight services in 1966

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1950s Cheltenham Gloucestershire Station Malvern Road


12"x8" Photo Print

Step back in time with this beautiful photographic print from the Media Storehouse collection, featuring Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road) station in the 1950s. This vintage image, sourced from STEAM Museum of the GWR, captures the elegance and charm of a bygone era. Cheltenham Malvern Road station, which opened in 1908 and closed to local passenger services in 1960, is a fascinating glimpse into the history of rail travel. Add this timeless piece to your home or office d├ęcor and let the stories of the past come alive.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 30.4cm x 17.8cm (12" x 7")

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 20.3cm (12" x 8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph captures the essence of Cheltenham Spa's Malvern Road station in the 1950s. Nestled in the picturesque town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the station was a vital transport hub during its heyday. Opened in March 1908, Malvern Road station served both local and long-distance passengers, connecting them to various destinations across the country. The red brick and white-detailed station building stands proudly in the foreground, with the train tracks stretching out into the distance. The steam engine, puffing out plumes of smoke, adds a sense of motion and energy to the scene. The 1950s were a significant period in the history of Malvern Road station. Although the railway network was facing declining passenger numbers and increasing competition from other modes of transport, the station continued to thrive. However, the end of the decade saw the beginning of its decline. Local passenger services ceased in 1960, and the station finally closed to all passenger and freight services in 1966. This photograph offers a glimpse into a bygone era of travel, when the train was the primary means of transportation for many. The station's red-and-white sign, still visible in the image, reads "Cheltenham Spa Malvern Road," a reminder of the town's rich history and its connection to the railway network. Today, Malvern Road station stands as a testament to the past, a symbol of the transport revolution that once transformed the way we travel.

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