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Commuters: The History of a British Way of Life by  Simon Webb - Paperback - 1st Edition - 2016 - from Train World Pty Ltd (SKU: HYL-00027)

Commuters: The History of a British Way of Life

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Commuters: The History of a British Way of Life

by Webb, Simon

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Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword History, 2016. Book. New. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 150 Pages with Black/White Photos & Illustrations. Before the Industrial Revolution, everyone lived within short walking distance of their workplace. However, all of this has now changed and many people commute large distances to work, often taking around one hour in each direction. We are now used to being stuck in traffic, crammed onto a train, rushing for connecting trains and searching for parking spaces close to the station or our workplace. Commuters explores both the history and present practice of commuting; examining how it has shaped our cities and given rise to buses, underground trains and suburban railways. Drawing upon both primary sources and modern research, Commuters tells the story of a way of life followed by millions of British workers. With sections on topics such as fictional commuters and the psychology of commuting; this is a book for everybody who has ever had to face that grueling struggle to get to the office in time..


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Commuters: The History of a British Way of Life
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Train World commenced business at 615 Hawthorn road East Brighton in 1973. From a cabinet in a haberdashery store, Train World grew to take over half the shop in 1974 to take over the entire store and by 1977 it had taken over the shop and the rear residence. In 1981 the shop moved across the road to 624 Hawthorn Road East Brighton. Here too the shop grew and grew. So that by 1995 it had taken over the shop, the storage room area, the staff area, the garage, the rear warehouse and finally filling the entire building. Finally on 1st July 2012 Train world moved again to 290 Bay Street Brighton - Since the 1980s the focus of Train World has been trains and model trains, nothing but trains and everything to do with trains. Making it the largest pure train shop in Australia. Train World is a store of some 2,000 square feet. Open seven (7) days a week, that specialise not only in train models but new and used books and magazines of British, American and Australian titles. We usually have 7,000-8,000 titles in stock at any time. Plus we are the Australasian/Pacific Rim distributor for Irwell Press. We have a large holding of current and past new Irwell Press Books. On our home web site Irwell Press and our new / secondhand / used books are listed seperately. and can also be searched by clicking on the search link. We are displaying the covers and details for all our new Australian books and Irwell Press books on library thing. try this link then click on TrainWorld has a suggested style for viewing this library (use it)


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