TRAVEL IN THE PAST
The Problems and Pleasures of the Journey
Travel in the past was not easy, and Sussex was notorious for its bad roads, particularly in the clay regions of the Weald. It was not until the mid-eighteenth century, when Turnpike Acts improved the county’s roads, that journeys became less of a problem. This talk, taking in regions around London and further afield, looks at horses, coaches and plenty of Sussex mud. It will make you glad that you have a car, or can catch a bus or a train. Even walking could be better than coach travel in the 17th century.