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From: "Adrian B" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Travel in 1830
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 21:01:51 -0000
I further note that Carl could not find much representative information on
the likely fares and travel costs by stagecoach, however I would be very
interested if anyone has any rough suggestions what a journey of 170 miles
might have cost.
It's always said that stagecoach fares were expensive. (Translation - No, I
don't know how much either!) Alternatives included carriers' carts, canal
boats and good old fashioned walking.
Charles Hadfield's "British Canals" mentions that in 1774, the Leeds &
Liverpool Canal were charging passengers one half-penny per two miles. It's
the Huddersfield Narrow Canal that goes through Stalybridge and I don't know
if that carried passengers or not.
Just as a caution, I think you need to consider that the family might not
have travelled the full distance in one go - obviously you know your
family's circumstances better, but if they were following work, it might be
that they went to Leeds first and to Newcastle only later.
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