Bell from Liverpool Road Station, Manchester

Made:
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.

Details

Category:
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Object Number:
Y1994.68.1
type:
bell
credit:
Gift of British Railways Board

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