Authors Dennis Edwards and Ron Pigram take an armchair odyssey through the countryside served by the Metropolitan Railway.
In the years before the Second World N‘ar, the Metropolitan Railway from its London base reached out into the very heart of rural England, and so created a new idea -which we now know as 'commuting'. With its own estates company, it built homes beside the railway for those who could afford to live in the countryside and work in Town. For others, it gave a chance for using precious weekend hours to enjoy walking, cycling, and other recreational activities in the country. In the romantic spirit of pre-war England. this country paradise was named Metro-land.
This book takes an affectionate look back at those years with the generous help of rare photographs, and shows how the railway played such an important part in the social and economic development of the countryside around London. It is more than a railway book; it is an easily-read account of a page of English history that will he remembered with affection by millions.
Hardback, 128 pages, black & white photographs, maps in end papers
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