|Transporting goods around the area|
Victorian times the Royal Mail delivered
letters to your door as they do today but they did not carry goods. The
coaches would often take small parcels for
a charge, but most of the carrying of goods was done by local firms of
carriers or carters who would charge a fee for taking goods in their carts.
farmers or tradesmen would
also often hire out their carts when they were not in use. Poorer people
would borrow a cart from relatives or friends. When it became time to move
house poorer families could often get all their belongings on one small
It was also common to see families in the towns carrying their belongings on their heads through the streets to their new homes!
Notice how the coaches, the canal and the carriers all depended on the horses. Without them Victorian Britain would have ground to a halt!