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Political leaflet against proposed tramways

Political leaflet against proposed tramways

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.6971

Item number: 6971

Genre: Leaflet

Horse-drawn trams were introduced to the streets of London in the 1860s, having been successfully used in New York. While they were one of the cheapest methods of travelling across the city from a commuter's standppoint, the high maintenance costs of horses necessitated an alternative mode of transport. Steam and electric trams were developed and proposed as solutions, but as this leaflet shows there was much opposition to them. The petitioners write that motorised trams will: "RUIN THE ROADS. Break your Carriage Wheels. Throw down and Destroy your Horses. DESTROY all COMFORT in TRAVELLING. DRIVE BUSINESS FROM YOUR SHOPS."

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