Project Purley

The Local History Society for Purley on Thames

Transport and Travel

There are many different means of moving around ranging from swimming to space travel but this section deals with those that have had the greatest impact upon the people of Purley by enabling travel to shops and markets, movement of goods, travel to work and travel for leisure. We deal with these under the following topics:-

Public transport today

Ancient travel

Carts and coaches

Carriers and coaching services

The coming of the railway

The Great Western Railway

British Rail

The railway scene today

The gravel and other railways

Early buses

Later bus services

Couriers and deliverymen


River traffic


The Turnpike

Passing Road traffic

Coach travel


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