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  Transport in Presteigne and the Radnor Valley  

At the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign transport in the area 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.

By the end of the period, railways had connected the area with a wider world. Working people were just beginning to have the freedom and money to travel further, and the first motor cars were seen on Radnorshire's roads.

Choose from the topics below.

Old print of pack donkey
The Turnpike roads
and an accident at the tollgates
Coaches and carriers
horse-drawn transport across the area
The tramway to England
an early horse-drawn railway
The coming of the railway
and connections to a wider world

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