Medal commemorating the 'Bridge at Newton'

Made:
1830 in England

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Medal commemorating the opening of the Bridge at Newton on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 15 September 1830 and George Stephenson.

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway captured the attention of people around the world. Its success made engineer George Stephenson famous.

Manufacturers created special medals to celebrate him and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

Details

Category:
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Object Number:
Y1981.12
type:
commemorative medal