Bell from Liverpool Road Station, Manchester

c. 1831

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Bell from Liverpool Road Station, Manchester, c. 1831.

When Liverpool Road station opened, people didn’t know how to use the railways because passenger services were a novelty. Staff rang this original station bell to tell passengers their train was ready to leave.

It was important to be on time. Missing a train usually meant waiting several hours until the next one. There were around ten trips a day.

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Liverpool & Manchester Railway
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Gift of British Railways Board

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