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Swindon Works Trip, 1931

Swindon Works Trip, 1931


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Filename: R8 004.jpg

Size: 2345 x 1661 (497KB)

Date: 31st March 2010

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: R8 004

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Swindon Works Trip, 1931

GWR families from Swindon wait in line to board the trains for Trip week. Destinations included Weymouth, Weston Super Mare and Cornwall

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This evocative photograph captures a moment in time from Swindon's industrial past, as families from the Swindon Works gather to embark on their annual Trip Week holidays in 1931. The Great Western Railway (GWR) community comes together in this scene, with the anticipation of adventure and relaxation palpable in the air. The scene is set at Swindon Station, where the spirit of excitement is contagious as the crowd waits patiently in line to board the trains. Destinations for Trip Week included popular seaside resorts such as Weymouth, Weston-super-Mare, and Cornwall. These annual excursions were highly anticipated events, providing an opportunity for the Swindon Works community to escape the daily grind and reconnect with one another. The photograph offers a glimpse into the lives of the GWR employees and their families, showcasing the importance of community and camaraderie. The children, dressed in their Sunday best, are filled with wonder and curiosity, while their parents exchange stories and laughter. The scene is a testament to the enduring power of shared experiences and the joy of taking a break from the routine. The photograph also serves as a reminder of the rich history of the Swindon Works and the GWR, which played a significant role in shaping the town and its people. Trip Week was just one of the many ways in which the company fostered a strong sense of community and morale among its employees, contributing to the success and growth of the railway.

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