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How was the development of transport in the C19th contributed to the growth of Hayes? The need for more efficient transport became urgent in the 18th Century. Why?

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QUES 1. How was the development of transport in the C19th contributed to the growth of Hayes? QUES 2. The need for more efficient transport became urgent in the 18th Century. Why? The need for more efficient transport became urgent in Britain during the C18th. & Why? Before the Industrial Revolution the main source of transport was travelling by boat on sea. This way of travelling had two main disadvantages. One was the salt seawater ruined the goods and the other was privateers. They were like pirates that stole goods from the boats. This was the only way to travel in those times and was much cheaper. The were other sources of travelling before the industrial revolution such as be horse and carriage, by foot, wagon and coach pulled by horses. The roads were dusty, uneven and bumpy so good were still ruined. ...read more.


Farmers had realised that the soil was more fertile and crops had more a chance of growing and surviving. It wasn't just farming that improved the milling also improved. Machines that could spin spindles more quickly. The handloom was replaced by flying shuttle. Kay invented the flying shuttle in 1733. This machine made wider cloth and no longer required an assistant to help and it could also work much faster. Cotton, wool and steel was now a part of the market, which in turn had more jobs for people. This change did not only affect people who were working but also affected the lives of people who were leading ordinary lives. 7% of people were now unmarried, which in turn meant more people were working. However with every god thing there is a downfall to every good thing. The machine that spun yarn needed 5-6 spinners to work on it but now only needed 4 spinners. ...read more.


Canals were built out of four main rivers they were Thames, Mersey, Trent, and Severn. These canals provided routes allowing goods and raw materials such as coal and iron to be carried from the mines to the factories. As a result of the quick deliveries goods became cheaper. Food was transported easily and quickly to feed the growing population of Britain. As the goods could travel a further distance cheaply and reliably markets went national instead of being local. Letters, important documents and orders for goods now travelled by canal as it was cheaper and again travelled quickly. The growing population, more raw materials were being discovered, so a need for quick transport was needed. The investment in canals was the best improvement to Britain. Goods were delivered quicker and cheaper and took less time. It was good because as the population grew more food was needed and more clothes were needed to. So the transport system had to be quicker. If it wasn't raw materials would pile up and many of it destroyed. By Munmohan Singh Malli. ...read more.

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