History events at the IHR

Stage coaches re-examined: Bristol's coaches 1657-1843

22 January 2013, 17:15 - 19:15

Event Type: Seminar


Dorian Gerhold


This talk will use the evidence from the Bristol to London route and Bristol's network of regional services to reassess the development of stage coaches and the impact of turnpike roads.  Newspaper advertisements provide good evidence of changes in the speeds and fares of Bristol's coaches, from which it is possible to measure growth in productivity.  Growth in the number of services and in productivity were concentrated in particular periods (the 1760s to 1780s and the 1820s), which helps identify the reasons for that growth.

Venue: The Court Room (Senate House, first floor)

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU 

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