‘Your middle class man’, wrote Matthew Arnold in 1871, ‘thinks it is the highest pitch of development and civilisation when his letters are carried twelve times a day from Islington to Camberwell, and from Camberwell to Islington, and if railway trains run to and fro between them every quarter of an hour. He thinks it nothing that the trains only carry him from an illiberal, dismal life at Camberwell to an illiberal, dismal life at Islington…’


Royal Commission Specialist Committee Labour Member Gradual Erosion Railway Train 
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