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GWR Swindon Works Band, 11th November 1938

GWR Swindon Works Band, 11th November 1938


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Filename: R8a 073.jpg

Size: 3500 x 2765 (771KB)

Date: 14th June 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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GWR Swindon Works Band, 11th November 1938

Assembled here in A Shop for the Armistice Day ceremony 1938

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 472230

© STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

A Shop Swindon Armistice


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In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we are transported back to a significant moment in history. It is November 11th, 1938, and the GWR Swindon Works Band has assembled here in a shop for a solemn Armistice Day ceremony. The band members stand proudly side by side, their instruments gleaming under the soft glow of ambient light. Dressed in immaculate uniforms adorned with intricate brass buttons and badges, they exude an air of dignity and reverence. Each musician holds their instrument with care and precision, ready to fill the air with melodies that honor those who made sacrifices during World War I. Assembled within this humble shop setting, one can almost feel the weight of history hanging in the air. The walls bear witness to years of hard work and dedication poured into crafting locomotives that would shape Britain's railway industry. Yet on this day, these skilled workers set aside their tools to pay homage to fallen heroes. This poignant image serves as a reminder of how even amidst bustling industrial settings like Swindon Works, moments of reflection were cherished. It captures not only a band united by music but also a community united by shared experiences and collective gratitude. Through this photograph print at STEAM Museum of the GWR, we are granted access to an intimate glimpse into an era marked by both progress and remembrance - where ordinary people came together through artistry and camaraderie to commemorate those who gave everything for peace.

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