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Parish destruction and disruption: the arrival of the railway
05 December 2013
This talk examines the destructive consequences that railway construction had upon parish communities. Many acres of land were lost when the railways carved through communities, creating new boundary lines and altering the face of the landscape, in town and rural areas alike. The talk also considers the subsequent disruptive influence of the railways when they came into use.
Dr Tony Wakeford is a historical geographer and the current magazine editor for the Friends of The National Archives. His research involves the social and economic impact of railway development in the 19th century. He has been involved in the BBC series Coast and is an associate lecturer in social sciences at the Open University.
Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.
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