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ROADS, AND THOSE IN TRING.


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An Edwardian view of Tring High Street looking south towards the Rose & Crown Hotel.
Note the condition of the pre-tarmac road surface, which had to be watered in summer to suppress the dust.


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PART 1: A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH ROADS.

CHAPTER 1
The Pre-Turnpike Era.

CHAPTER 2
The Turnpike Era.

CHAPTER 3
The Twentieth Century.

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The view from the cross roads looking in the opposite direction to that in the photo above . . . .
. . . . and we complain about poor road surfaces today ― imagine crossing Tring’s Edwardian High Street in wet weather!


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PART 2: TRING AND ITS ROADS

CHAPTER 4
The Turnpike Comes To Tring.

CHAPTER 5
Highways And Byways.

CHAPTER 6
Coaches And Coaching Inns.

CHAPTER 7
Road Crime And Other Incidents.

CHAPTER 8
The Motor Age.

CHAPTER 9
Gaslight comes to Tring ― then Electricity.

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PART 3: A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROAD BUILDING.

CHAPTER 10

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An Edwardian view of Tring High Street.

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