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From: Bob Muchamore <>
Subject: Re: travel
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 17:45:12 +1030
At 16:36 17-01-00 -0700, you wrote:
>I have a question. How would a person travel in 1880, from
>Torrington, N. Devon to the Bristol Port? Walk? Did they
>have railways at that time?
Probably walk to Bideford or Barnstaple and find a coastal boat up
The railways might well have been an option by then (London to Exter
had been established by 1850) and I believe that, at one stage, NO PLACE in
England was farther than 12 miles from a railway station!
Bob Muchamore: (Elizabeth South, South Australia)
WebSite: "The World of M*CH*M*RE" at http://www.picknowl.com.au/homepages/bob
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