The Last Journey Of William Huskisson

Philip Franks reads Simon Garfield's story of a revolution in transport and an accident-prone politician.

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0120021028

It is 1825, and railways are in their infancy.

0220021029

Despite the opposition of the canal owners, proposers of the rail link between Manchester and Liverpool are undaunted.

0320021030

George Stephenson's Rocket triumphs in the Rainhill Trials of 1829.

0420021031

The opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester railway arrives.

05 LAST20021101

The tale ends with a funeral and several proposals for the future.