Amazing to think that it was so long ago, when people were still getting from A to B by horse and carriage.
The BBC has an interesting article: ‘Sulphurous’ fumes and class division on Victorian Tube. What I find intriguing is the photograph at the beginning of the article, showing an overcrowded platform. The picture dates from 1915! The caption is even more intriguing:
It seems that not much has really changed! Well, maybe there is one thing. There’s a helpful notice hanging from the ceiling which says:
THERE IS MORE ROOM IN THE FRONT OF THE TRAIN
(There’s also more room at the back).
We don’t have these notices anymore. But then again, I suppose after 150 years, commuters have got so used to commuting that they know their way around by now!