Dicing with death on Derbyshire’s roads

After the ‘golden age’ of coach travel was brought to a swift end by the rise of the railways, Deborah Barham Smith and Barrie Farnsworth look at the development of the county’s roads over the past 200 years.

IT IS IRONIC, to say the least, that the greatest advance in road construction since Roman times came shortly before the meteoric rise of the railways sounded the death knell for stagecoach travel…

 

 

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