Friday, 2 January 2015

The Peveril of the Peak and The Duke of Devonshire

The Carl's Cam website has a feature on stagecoach routes. The A6 through Furness Vale was the road for a number of services linking such places as Manchester, Stockport, Buxton, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham and London. The timetables show that in the 1850's nine coaches passed in each direction every day. New Mills had just two coaches a day to Stockport and Manchester. The website also includes maps of the principle routes and a detailed map for Cheshire.

The journeys were slow; Buxton to Manchester took 3 hours at a speed of less than 9 mph and fares were beyond the pocket of the working man.


The Peveril of the Peak coach at The Peacock, Islington on the 23 hour journey from London to Manchester

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