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Railways and housing in Victorian London- I & II

H. J Dyos

Railways and housing in Victorian London- I & II

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Published by University College of Leicester in (Leicester? .
Written in English


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StatementOffprint from The Journal of transport history, vol. 2, 1955.
The Physical Object
Pagination(24) p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19499919M

  The s semi is one of the most common housing styles you see in Britain today and is recognised by a hipped roof and curved bay windows. The countryside was becoming more accessible in this period due to increased railways and tram : Katie Avis-Riordan.   4K A s Victorian Railways Scene at Southern Cross Station in - B74 S Royal Train - Duration: Sch views. London itself faced a deadly battle with smallpox, built new tube lines underground, and started experimenting with style at fashion houses. Take a look at this gallery to see life in Victorian.


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The Overground, Thameslink and Crossrail are key modern developments in London's railways, providing seamless connections for travellers across the city. But they are not really a new idea.

In the late Victorian era London also had a sophisticated network of cross-city railways, and many of the modern schemes are only recreating what was. In Victorian times, Britain’s railway network grew rapidly. In the s ‘Railway Mania’ saw a frenzy of investment and speculation.

£3 billion was spent on building the railways from to Inmillion passengers travelled on 16, miles of track, and by the end of Queen. This book covers the mid-years of Queen Victoria's reign and they were years of dramatic change andLondon was basically a pest-hole, with sewage running in the streets and fouling the River Thames, crowded and filthy slums, appalling poverty, and disease.4/5.

The essential book for anyone who wants to learn about the relations of Victorian railways to contemporary government, industry, finance, urban life, and so on, Kellett's volume is packed with quotations from primary sources, including parliamentary reports and contemporary periodicals; it also has valuable maps and illustrations.

During the 19th century, London grew enormously to become a global city of immense importance, and the capital of the British was the largest city in the world from aboutthe world's largest port, and the heart of international finance and trade.

Railways connecting London to the rest of Britain, as well as the London Underground was built, as were roads, a modern sewer system. Victorian Railways Rolling Stock Branch. Pamphlet Containing Instruction Which Are Detailed In The Rolling Stock Branch Book Of Instructions.

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The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling metropolis of /5(). Victorian London Fiction set in London during Queen Victoria's reign.

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WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create This book takes a look at ways in which the railways had an impact and influence on London.

Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Victorian London - Houses and Housing - Housing of the Poor - Slums.

Wretched houses with broken windows patched with rags and paper; every room let out to a different family, and in many instances to two or even three – fruit and ‘sweetstuff’ manufacturers in the cellars, barbers and red-herring vendors in the front parlours, cobblers in the back; a bird-fancier in the first floor.

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On Christmas Evenear Reading, a train loaded with produce and passengers ran into a land slip. The book on the right was issued in and is a fascinating read on how the "department" wanted their drivers to operate the train.

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Ma Bacchus Marsh, VIC, Australia. Down Dimboola Pass, Pic 1 of 2. Location. The station complex is in Victoria in the City of Westminster, immediately south of the London Inner Ring is located south of Victoria Street, east of Buckingham Palace Road and west of Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Several different railways lead into the station line by way of Grosvenor Bridge from the south west, south and south east.

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As John R. Kellett points out in his magisterial Railways and Victorian Cities (), the "railroad companies' renewed and determined invasion of the central core of the Victorian city in the s" (p. 69) ultimately had the effect of making them owners of between 8 and 10% of the most valuable central land often with negative effects.

8) The connected train “A crowd flowed over London Bridge” wrote TS Eliot in The Waste Land (),”‘so many, I had not thought death had undone so many”. By the time he wrote these words, it was already commonplace to portray commuters as care-worn drudges, yet there has always been a counter-narrative to complaints about the frustrations implicit in the commuting lifestyle: trains.

'Dirty Old London': A History Of The Victorians' Infamous Filth In the s, the Thames River was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with. The growth of the railways in Victorian times also required greater safety measures to be put in place to protect passengers and the public.

Since the s it has been a legal requirement that all railways in Britain are fenced off from the public and many of the railway companies spent much effort on producing. From rag-gatherers to royalty, from fish knives to Freemasons: everyday life in Victorian London. Like its acclaimed companion volumes, Elizabeth's London, Restoration London and Dr Johnson's London, this book is the product of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life so often left out of history period of mid Victorian London covers a huge span/5(70).

This book does not pretend to be a chronological or comprehensive history of the railways of London because this has been done elsewhere. Instead this book acts as an introduction to various aspects of the impact and place of railways in the Metropolis with a particular emphasis on some of their social and economic influences.

Victorian Era Slums. The rendering to the left is an artists first hand impression of what a Victorian slum looked like. The squalid and unsanitary conditions that were brought on by immense overcrowding made life very dismal for poor Victorian children and their families.

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria 's reign, from 20 June until her death on 22 January The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle Époque era of Continental Europe.

In terms of moral sensibilities and political reforms, this period began Followed by: Edwardian era. Christopher Daley. Railways are news.

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But this sentiment lives alongside whimsy and romanticism, be it through preservation lines or the restoration of ageing. Reading on the railways. Some powerful accounts of the coming of the railways are to be found in English novels, but the railways also shaped the development of fiction in material ways.

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This was all to change though with the invention and introduction of the steam engine throughout Britain. Dyos, H. J., ‘ Railways and housing in Victorian London ’, Journal of Transport History, 2 () Dyos, H.

J., ‘ Some social costs of railway building in London ’, Journal of Transport History, new series, 3 (). Where the ‘father of the railways’ is remembered. George Stephenson (–) is lauded as the father of the railways, but the gruff engineer is a figure that stimulates as much controversy among historians today as he did among his peers in the first half of the 19th century.

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C 2 Railway engine-men's hours and pay: no names but give rates of pay: GP V Second Session no. 4 page With the advent of industrialization, Victorian houses began to change, as a result of the wealthier status of their owners.

Victorian railways made it easy to have sumptuous furnishings or home embellishments delivered, so homes were beginning to reflect the wealth of the people who lived inside.

Victorian architecture was created between and Better lighting, plumbing and transport developed, too. By the time Victoria died inLondon was a very different city. During the reign of Victoria, London expanded enormously as industry came to Britain and railways were built linking much of Britain to the capital.

London was the centre of world trade and had a large, powerful Empire. This paper will examine the rail system from a cultural perspective, presenting the impact the railway had on everyday lives in Victorian London show more content Some samples of letters, also taken from Jack Simmons' book, exemplify the drama of riding the railroad: You skim along like magic.

About this Item: Victorian Railways Public Relations and Betterment Board, Victoria,pp, large octavo, illustrated end-papers, colour and b&w plates, very fine and fresh - virtually mint - copy in gold-lettered blue cloth boards.

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The Railway Traveller's Handy Book was a thorough, if jauntily written, companion to train etiquette, aimed at wet behind the ears travellers. We found a. The Victorian Era is often seen as a period of great progress and certainly material developments continued through the Queen's reign.

Progress, however, always carries with it a social cost. As Great Britain became increasingly urban, it was the steam locomotive which came to be seen by many as the symbol of the : Dr Bruce Rosen.We recommend booking London Victoria Station tours ahead of time to secure your spot.

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See all 3 London Victoria Station tours on Tripadvisor4/5().Just a few years later George Stephenson's Rocket became the first steam locomotive practical to use for pulling rolling stock (train cars to you and me). Stephenson applied the new technology to his Stockton and Darlington Railway inalthough in those early years horses still did some of the work.

The L & M. The first truly successful steam railway was the Liverpool and Manchester.