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    What road and travel method would one have taken from Middleham to Liverpool in the late 1700s?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erobinson View Post
    What road and travel method would one have taken from Middleham to Liverpool in the late 1700s?
    Where is Middleham?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Where is Middleham?
    Thanks for your reply, sir. Hopefully this google link works.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=where+...ed=0CAoQ8gEwAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erobinson View Post
    Thanks for your reply, sir. Hopefully this google link works.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=where+...ed=0CAoQ8gEwAA
    Generally, though not all the time, if you follow a road with an A prefix, they generally aint changed for years.
    From Liverpool, you'd probably take the A59 to Preston, then the A6 up North then the A69 across the pennines. The other way is the A580 to Manchester then the A62 over to Leeds then the A1 up North.
    These A roads have been gradually updated, but their routes are pretty much what they once were.

    If I can help you any more let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erobinson View Post
    What road and travel method would one have taken from Middleham to Liverpool in the late 1700s?
    ...but I would think that the old Roman road system was the smoothest and easiest to pass.

    The mill towns had not yet grown, so looking at a map, I would guess south to York and then west to Manchester on the path of the Roman roads. Unless they had lots of cash, they probably walked...

    The Roman Road system is here...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ro..._Britannia.svg

    Trains started 1830...

    He could have travelled the Manchester to Liverpool portion by canal, the predecessor to the Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1750

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersey_...ell_Navigation

    gil A - fascinated by these sort of old family questions that are just not covered well in history books - the "how people did stuff"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Generally, though not all the time, if you follow a road with an A prefix, they generally aint changed for years.
    From Liverpool, you'd probably take the A59 to Preston, then the A6 up North then the A69 across the pennines. The other way is the A580 to Manchester then the A62 over to Leeds then the A1 up North.
    These A roads have been gradually updated, but their routes are pretty much what they once were.

    If I can help you any more let me know.
    Thanks Pablo42. A couple of questions with apologies for being so unfamiliar with your country. I live just north of Memphis, Tennessee.

    What would you have called the A59 in 1800?
    What are the pennines?

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