Travel

Travel before the railway

Advertisement for coach from Maidstone to London, from Maidstone Journal, 11 October 1842.  From the collection of Maidstone Library

In order to examine the impact of the railway on travel, we needed to find out what travel was like in the area before 1841.

Travel after the railway

Advertisement for connecting coach service from Maidstone to South Eastern Railway at Paddock Wood, Maidstone Journal, 11 October 1842.  Collection of Maidstone Library

Travel became much easier once the railway opened in 1841.

Turnpike roads

From the minutes of the Brandbridges Turnpike Trust, Kent History and Library Centre, T8/A1

Turnpike roads survived the coming of the railway.

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