A Moving Story: Transport and Travel in an East Anglian Context

1. Qualification details

Qualification name Non regulated Community Learning provision, History
Awarding organisation Generic award - no awarding body
Course webpage https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/CourseInfo.aspx?ActivityID=370820
Course type Part time
Course start date 22 January 2020
Price £54.00
Additional price description fee remission may be available for those on an income-related benefit
Attendance pattern Not known
Support facilities Parking available: Yes Distance to nearest public transport:2-10 mins walk Wheelchair access: Yes Induction loop: No Braille Signs: No

2. Course description

East Anglia has a long, accessible coastline, navigable waterways, and fairly flat countryside. Its proximity to Europe and good farming land enabled it to become wealthy and heavily populated. All this encouraged the development of efficient and varied transport systems, of which there is plenty of documentary and material evidence. We follow the growth of transport and travel by road, water and rail from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, with evidence of road networks and maintenance and the establishment of regular coaching, carriers and waggon services and routes. We consider the importance of rivers and their improvement, and the vessels on them, such as barges, keels and wherries, and from there we look at ports and international trade and migration. We trace the spread of the railway system and its effect on economic and social life, and the revival of road travel in the motor age. Embedded in the course are the records and tales of those who travelled.

3. Entry requirements


4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

Name Southwold Methodist Church
Address East Green
IP18 6JN
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7. Other dates and venues

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