For enthusiasts and researchers of the Great Eastern Railway
NEW MAY 2016. This is a small hard-backed book, published by the LMS but undated. Its full title is "Old London Coaching Inns and their Successors. With Literary and Historical Notes by Arthur Groom." These had subsequently become railway agencies. Twelve are described in detail. There are also fifteen plates showing contemporary drawings, some of them in colour.
The inns described in the book are naturally ones which became linked with constituents of the LMS, but several of them are named on GER parcels documentation. The plate of the 'Bolt in Tun', Fleet Street, shows on the front wall that they are agents for the Midland and Eastern Counties Railway; and the coloured frontispiece depicts the 'Cambridge Telegraph' setting out from the White Horse, Fetter Lane.
You may also be interested in a two-part article 'Historical Coaching Inns now London and North Western Railway Receiving Offices'. These appeared in the Railway and Travel Monthly for April and May 1911, and were illustrated with photographs from the time. You can purchase either the complete set of these magazines from us on a pair of DVDs, or you can buy just the volume for January to June 1911. To find these, click on the Related Products tab.
The file is word-searchable and is provided with bookmarks to each inn and each drawing. It will be available to download as soon as payment has been made. You go to your account and click on ‘Downloads’. New customers create an account as they place their order.
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