Hart, Rosine and Timmins, John Geoffrey (2010) Lancashire’s highway men: the business community and road improvements during the industrial revolution. Manchester Region History Review, 21 . pp. 128-143. ISSN 0952-4320
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Recent research has analyzed the fundamental improvements that were made to Lancashire’s road network during the industrial revolution period, not only through greatly extending road mileage, but also through easing gradients and laying paved surfaces. This article examines the contribution that local businessmen made to these improvements, from providing finance for road construction to involving themselves in the formation and running of turnpike trusts.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Road construction; management; toll-letting; businessmen; loans|
|Schools:||College of Business, Law & Applied Social Studies > Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching|
|Deposited By:||Helen Cooper|
|Deposited On:||08 Jun 2011 16:28|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:22|
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