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To What Extent is Source B(TM)s View on the Impact of the Railway on Stoke Bruerne Supported by the Other Sources

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Question 3 To What Extent is Source B's View on the Impact of the Railway on Stoke Bruerne Supported by the Other Sources In source B it suggests that the Railway has had an adverse effect on the village. The author of the passage is looking for a fowl to eat. It seems to John Hollingshead as "one small cottage street" and a "village that does not covet patronage of strangers". This suggests that it is not very welcoming and unfriendly. This suggests that Stoke Bruerne is not used to strangers as they used to be. This shows that the Railway has had bad effect on Stoke Bruerne. The first person they asked for a fowl was standing at a door of a thatched roof. The thatched roof suggests that materials were scarce and not coming in through the canal. This also shows that the Railway had a bad effect on the canal. The old woman is shocked that they asked about having a live fowl. ...read more.


They were trying to compete with the Railway Company. This was shortly contradicted. This was because in 1851, after the opening of the railway, they did not need as many double locks; we saw this on our site visit to Stoke Bruerne, because they wanted to economize water. They wanted to do this because the Railway Company was overtaking the Canal Company. They were taking over the canals business. They didn't have enough money to maintain the locks so they decided to close to sets of double locks later in 1851. This adversely affected Stoke Bruerne because they had less materials and foods coming in which meant that there standard of living decreased. This does agree with Source B but not wholly, like the money problem and economizing water. In the Tables of Dividends, Revenue and Tonnages you can see clearly the effect of the Railway was on Stoke Bruerne. From 1838 onwards you can see the money and percent go down rapidly. In 1850 it goes down even further from 4% to 3 %. ...read more.


Why would he have been writing a book about the canal if the canal were derelict and unused? He was trying to sell his book. His hunger might have also affected his viewpoint. He was hungry so more likely to be critical about things. At the time of year he was writing his book might have been a time when business was slow and not good. If it were busy, it would have changed his viewpoint. I think I have enough reliable sources because; two of the sources were an official document, which were the Table of Dividends and the Canal Minute Book. The source from the book may be reliable but we will never be sure because we cannot go back in time. It may not be reliable because it was a book and the author would have said anything to sell his book. I think that from these sources we can tell that the railway had an adverse effect on Stoke Bruerne. It affected the villager's standard of living. We can tell that the railway made life for the villagers hard. ...read more.

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