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GWR leather bound Book , purple with gold lettering on spine 'G.W.R HRR & RC DEPT - MENUS' A substantial book measuring 14 inches high and 6 inches thick containing a huge amount of GWR and BR(W) Menus. Commencing in 1936 with Alliance Francaise Paddington to Torquay May 20th and Torquay to Exeter the day after. Next HM King Edward VIII Paddington to Tavistock June 3rd 1936; Sir Charles Hambro (with written name on both menus); Lord Mayor of London Party; Grand Union Canal Party; Arrival of RMS Queen Mary at Plymouth 15th March 1937; Ulster Prince; Fry's Somerdale. Then into BR days including Inaugural Voyage SS St David Fishguard to Rosslare and a huge amount more of special visits, special boat trains, HRH Princess Elizabeth Dartmouth to Paddington June 1949 etc. A wonderful record that must have been kept at Paddington Station. Must be viewed to appreciate fully. Includes a copy of the Tavistock newspaper to show King Edward VIII returned to London from the town not by train but by air.

Category:  Books
Auction: November 2015 , Lot: 52
Sold for: £320
GWR Leather Bound Book , Purple With Gold

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