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Montgomery and district
  Victorian transport around Montgomery  

Throughout Queen Victoria's reign transport in rural areas depended on the horse.
The wealthy could travel in their own carriages while others could pay to travel on the stage coaches. Few working people could afford this and so they could only travel as far as they could walk.

Although the Montgomery Canal did not actually come to the town it was close enough to be a valuable transport link.
By the middle of Queen Victoria's reign, the railway came to the area in the form of the railway down the Severn valley. Gradually travelling outside the area began to be within the grasp of more working people.

Choose from the topics below.

Coaches and carriers
horse-drawn transport across the area
The Montgomery Canal
an important water highway
The coming of the railway
and connections to a wider world

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