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A Shop, 1925

A Shop, 1925


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Filename: S13a 055.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2370 (963KB)

Date: 11th May 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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A Shop, 1925

External view of A Shop shortly after its completion

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 457398

© STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

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This print takes us back in time to the year 1925, offering a glimpse into the external view of "A Shop" shortly after its completion. Located in Swindon, this iconic structure holds immense historical significance as part of the STEAM Museum of the GWR (Great Western Railway). The image showcases a bustling scene outside A Shop, where workers and passersby are captured amidst their daily activities. The architectural beauty of this building is evident with its grand facade adorned with intricate details and large windows that allow natural light to flood inside. Its construction represents an era when craftsmanship and attention to detail were paramount. As we explore this photograph further, our imagination transports us to an era filled with steam engines, railway tracks stretching far into the distance, and a sense of anticipation for journeys yet to be taken. It serves as a reminder of how vital railways were during that time period - not only for transportation but also for connecting communities and fostering economic growth. Preserved within the walls of STEAM Museum today, A Shop stands as a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess. This print encapsulates both its physical magnificence and its role in shaping Swindon's history. It invites us to reflect on how far we have come while appreciating the legacy left behind by those who built it over nine decades ago.

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