Tues 12 Nov, Stamford Theatre talks
Stamford Mercury Cuttings: 1820-50. Transports of Delight
In the 2nd talk from the Stamford Mercury Archive, Philippa and her guest, the Secretary of the Stamford Mercury Archive Trust, examine how the newspaper reported international and national news, local events and people during these 30 years.
The period covers Stamford at its busiest in the peak years of the coaching trade, and the trade’s rapid decline with the coming of the railways. This transport revolution, along with a new town bridge and public lighting, was faithfully recorded the pages of the Stamford Mercury.