Wednesday 6 February 2019

In open waggons

We'd noticed many years ago that coaches in Skegness are more likley to come from the East Midland while those in Cleethorpes are smore likley to come from South Yorkshire  - as foreshadowed by the Victorian west-east railway connections.  So, now we notice as well that, while the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway went south of the Humber (taking Sheffield day trippers to Cleethorpes), the Manchester, Leeds and Hull Railway went north of the Humber (taking Leeds day trippers to Hull), and, we guess, coaches on the Yorkshire coast today are more likely to come from West Yorkshire.  One fifth of an average mill worker's wage today would be about £60.

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