Horse drawn vehicles at Paddington goods depot, 1923.
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Horse drawn vehicles carrying Witney blankets at Paddington goods depot. Witney in Oxfordshire is famous for its blankets which have been made there since the 12th century and are exported all over the world. The coming of the railways really helped companies to expand as they could trade more easily within Britain and carry goods to ports to be exported.