Delivering the Goods: Britain’s Railways & Society between the Wars

Course Ref: C3747090
Date: 6 meetings on Tuesdays starting 26/04/2022. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Woodley Hill House
Tutor: Richard Marks
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Fee: £54.00

The Railways had been one of the cornerstones of achieving victory in the First World War, but in 1919 they were worn out and tired. In this course we will discover how the railways reinvented themselves, creating modern marketing and public relations, competing with each other to offer the most luxurious and fast services whilst rebuilding a safe and modern network. We shall discover how the Grouping of 1923 impacted upon Britain’s railways, and the people who worked for them and what that meant for the traveller and the movement of freight, the arteries which kept Britain alive. We will explore how the railways of the 1920s changed the way everyone spent their leisure time, and the re-invention of many places as holiday destinations. We will finally look at how railway travel changed forever during the 1920s and early 1930s in an age of new technology.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.