Railway Commemorative Mug

Made:
1830-1836
Railway-inspired decorative mug, c. 1830.
Photographed on a grey background.
The locomotive on this mug bears the

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Railway-inspired decorative mug, c. 1830. Photographed on a grey background. The locomotive on this mug bears the
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Railway-inspired decorative mug, c. 1830.

This mug was made to celebrate the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It was an exciting occasion because most people had never travelled by train or even seen one before.

Manufacturers cashed in on the excitement by creating objects to help people remember the event.

Details

Category:
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Object Number:
Y1980.1.25
type:
commemorative mug