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How has the development of transport in the C19th contributed to the growth of Hayes? Explain your answer.

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Munmohan Singh Malli February 2003. How has the development of transport in the C19th contributed to the growth of Hayes? Explain your answer. During the late 18th centaury transport had improved a lot from what it used to be. Instead of big boats travelling by sea to deliver goods where they would get ruined and also stolen, thin long rivers and canals were built and they provided the people of Hayes with the quick transport of goods. The population of Hayes grew rapidly so the need for the transport of food and supplies became necessary. Therefore the building of canals became important. Hayes had many main roads, numerous of which went in the course of Oxford and Uxbridge. ...read more.


There were originally two routes drawn up the southern section, which ran through Watford, Ruislip, Harrow, Southall and Hanwell with linked routes to places such as Uxbridge. The other route would diverge through Watford to go through Rickmansworth, Denham, Uxbridge and Harlington to Southall. The second route was selected and approved in an act of parliament in 1793. Work commenced at once on the Oxford to Brentford section. This section of the canal opened on Monday 3rd November 1794. In the 1800's the Bulls Bridge to Paddington Branch of the canal was started and opened on July 10th 1901. This canal had a big impact on the public, as it was the start of the industrial revolution in the Hayes vicinity. During the Industrial revolution of Hayes new industries were brought in to Hayes and developed there. ...read more.


Main bullet points for you to consider: * Hayes canal: part of the canal system that was put into place during the Victorian era.... * This also added to the growth of business- for example the faster things such as goods and letters get delivered the faster that business can get up and running for Company's. * Then came the British rail if not at the same time again this helped ease the speed of business transactions... the faster that large deliveries got delivered to the relevant businesses the faster that the jobs could get done * All the above resulted in a augment in business and therefore a boom in wealth A short while after came the bus system and shortly after people were driving their own cars. Faster and faster modes of transport have resulted in faster and faster business transactions and deliveries, which has resulted in more money. ...read more.

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