Sunday 12 June 2011


For the sake of completeness, here's the other side of that railway ticket. We  now think the actual date stamped on it is 25th March 1959. Stamping the date on a ticket validated it for travel. Note that the ticket has been issued not by British Railways, but by the British Transport Commission, a brave post-war attempt to introduce co-ordinated and integrated transport which foundered on the rocks of political expediency as Government caved in to the ever more powerful road lobby.

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