17 November 2012
Newspaper Clippings #2
~From Aris's Birmingham Gazette, 7 May 1787~
BIRMINGHAM and LONDON BALLOON COACH
The advert depicts the cost of coach travel at the time, which would have been completely out of the reach of the poor. It makes me wonder how the poorest, who did move about from country to town, and from town to town, transported themselves and their families. Note, also, how the proprietors protect themselves from the possibility of highway robbery by stating that they are not accountable for valuable goods.