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The Early Victorian Railway Excursions

by Susan Major | 30 November 2015
Category: Transports
Synopsis
There is a widely held belief, that Thomas Cook invented the railway excursion, Susan Major has carried out much in depth research and discovered that this is not true. - - Thomas Cook was responsible for encouraging middle-class people to go on more expensive excursions. - - The railway excursion is almost as old as the railway itself, dating back to the 1830s, when hordes of people from one town, would descend on another for a Sunday day trip. - - The Millions go Forth, takes the story of the early railway excursions from the late 1840s to the 1860s and covers a very colourful period of railway and social change in British history. - - The early excursionists had those who opposed them, in the form of the Church of England and the non conformist movement, who hated the idea of people enjoying themselves on a Sunday. - - There were also journalists and politicians, who also hated the idea of the masses moving around the country and tried to stop such capers. - - This book for the first time covers this interesting period of social history and destroys a lot of myths attached to early railway travel. -
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There is a widely held belief, that Thomas Cook invented the railway excursion, Susan Major has carried out much in depth research and discovered that this is not true. - - Thomas Cook was responsible for encouraging middle-class people to go on more expensive excursions. - - The railway excursion is almost as old as the railway itself, dating back to the 1830s, when hordes of people from one town, would descend on another for a Sunday day trip. - - The Millions go Forth, takes the story of the early railway excursions from the late 1840s to the 1860s and covers a very colourful period of railway and social change in British history. - - The early excursionists had those who opposed them, in the form of the Church of England and the non conformist movement, who hated the idea of people enjoying themselves on a Sunday. - - There were also journalists and politicians, who also hated the idea of the masses moving around the country and tried to stop such capers. - - This book for the first time covers this interesting period of social history and destroys a lot of myths attached to early railway travel. -
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ISBN - 9781473835283
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Published - 30/11/2015
Categories - All, Books, Travel and Transport, Transport, Transports
No. of Pages - 256
Weight - 810
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 25
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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