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Petworth Railway Station - 2 May 1946

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Petworth Railway Station - 2 May 1946

Man in Station Masters Uniform standing in front of railway platform sign.
George Garland Collection
West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N26471

West Sussex County Council Record Office contains a fascinating history of the county of West Sussex, England

Media ID 10860857

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1940s Train Stop


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This print takes us back in time to the bustling Petworth Railway Station on a crisp spring day, precisely on 2nd May 1946. The image captures a moment frozen in history, with a distinguished man donning the traditional uniform of a Station Master standing proudly in front of the railway platform sign. The scene exudes an air of nostalgia as we are transported to an era when train travel was at its peak. The station itself appears immaculate, showcasing its architectural beauty and attention to detail. From the vintage signage to the meticulously maintained platform, every element reflects the dedication and pride that went into running this vital transportation hub. As our eyes focus on the central figure, we can't help but wonder about his story. His uniform speaks volumes about his role as he oversees operations at this bustling junction. Perhaps he is contemplating train schedules or ensuring passengers have a smooth journey ahead. This remarkable photograph is part of the George Garland Collection housed at West Sussex Record Office, serving as an invaluable historical record for future generations. It offers us a glimpse into life during post-war Britain - where trains were not just modes of transport but symbols of progress and connection. With each passing year, images like these become even more precious as they remind us of our shared heritage and how far we've come since those simpler times.

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