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Choose from 138 pictures in our Buffet collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919 Featured Print

Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Paddington Station, 1919

A shot capturing the last servicemen to be offered refreshments at the Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet at Paddington Station on 28th June 1919. The forces canteen opened in April 1915 to offer sustenance to the servicemen who passed through Paddington during the war years. It was staffed day and night by a dedicated group of more than 80 female volunteers who, during the four years that the Buffet was open, served refreshments to more than 3 million men. The soldier sitting in the corner seat was himself a Great Western man, possibly on his journey home from active duty

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

The Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Victoria Station Featured Print

The Soldiers and Sailors Buffet at Victoria Station

Impression of a crowded scene at Victoria Station as men arriving on the leave train, or else departing for the Front, are given free refreshments from the Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet. These buffets were run by volunteers and funded through charitable donations. Men would enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, sandwiches and cake.
1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Miss Muriel Perry, Soldiers Free Buffet at Victoria Station Featured Print

Miss Muriel Perry, Soldiers Free Buffet at Victoria Station

Miss Muriel Perry, the capable quartermaster of the Sailors and Soldiers Free Buffet at Victoria Station during the First World War, where 200, 000 men were fed at a cost of one penny per head. They were given meat sandwiches, cake, tea and fruit. Miss Perry had been working on the buffet since the outbreak of war, first in a small way for Belgian refugees and later on, after a letter in The Times which pointed out that soldiers were returned from leave cold and hungry, permission was obtained to feed the soldiers from the front and travelling from one camp to another. The buffet costs 1000 per month, and was supported by voluntary subscriptions and had no paid labour. The honorary treasurer was Mrs Douglas McGarel Hogg. Date: 1917

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans