Speaker: Gordon Le Pard
In the eighteenth century, travel became easier for everybody. Roads were improved, canals and later railways were developed, and it became much safer to travel by sea. At the same time the idea of travelling for pleasure began, from seaside holidays to the Grand Tour of Europe and further to North America and the Far East. This presentation is based around artefacts, the majority of which will be original. Stories will be developed from maps and guidebooks for the traveller, to the equipment a traveller was advised to take, souvenirs from across the world and objects brought back for armchair travellers.