Graham Trust mentions the vested interests opposed to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 5th August 2011 by Liam Physick
Graham Trust explains that there were many groups of people, such as the canal proprietors, who had vested interests in blocking the creation of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Interviewee: Graham Trust
Interviewee Gender: Male
Date of Interview: 16th November 2010
Graham: There were all sorts of people who, who had vested interests in the Railway not happening. You have the . . .
Jenny: Canal (laughs)
Graham: . . . canal proprietors, of course, who were exceptionally wealthy and influential, you have turnpike operators, you know, roads, coach houses, landowners, farmers, all these highly influential people, wealthy people, who did their utmost to prevent this railway happening.
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