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cultural formation as Sephardic Jews at a time of Jewish emancipation neglected. They have been better served in their native country, both in monuments and in literature. In Paris, there is a Métro station and a suburban (RER) railway station named after them, and the bifurcated boulevard Pereire Nord and Pereire Sud. At one time these boulevards issued into and out of a handsome place Pereire now, and only after opposition from MUP_Davies_Pereire_Printer.indd 5 12/08/2014 14:51 6 emile and isaac pereire residents, re-named place Maréchal-Juin.4 Plaques

in Emile and Isaac Pereire
The early films

function to serve the needs of society. Occupying a central place within the analysis is the railway and the locomotive engine. Pandæmonium includes twenty-five entries related to ‘The Railway’, more than any other reference to industrialisation. Elsewhere Jennings emphasised the significant cultural implications of the coming of the railway: ‘Not only did it create a new architecture and a new type of engineer, new culture of the railway ticket and the railway station – but it altered irrevocably the nature of dreams and of childish fantasy (ambition to be an engine

in Humphrey Jennings

genuinely new to arrive. Businesses that wished to attract wealthy customers could now establish themselves in suburbia in new arterial road locations that were not dependent on being in the vicinity of local railway stations, and that could appeal to a modern clientele. As Colin Campbell observed in his study of modern consumer behaviour, ‘consumption habits may alter as a consequence of either an innovation in the use of resources or a modification to the pattern of gratification … and the latter has a more intimate connection with the insatiability of wants than the

in The experience of suburban modernity
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and weaknesses of canals relative to rail and road transport, as well as the volumes of trades carried by particular carriers at particular periods. It shows that, for Manchester, the most telling evidence of the beneficent complementarity between transport modes is found between roads and canals (as well as between roads and rail); conversely, canals and railways competed for traffic on Manchester’s key transport routes to and from port and market locations. The key sites for inter-modal transhipment were canal company basins, along with railway stations, which

in Transport and the industrial city
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The General Strike as social drama

versus labour struggle reinforced this sensibility (Powell, 2002: 140–1, 166–8). Partial labour union victories (for coal miners, the 1919 Seven Hours Act and the 1925 nine-month subsidy; for railway men and dockers, the 1919 Arbitration Act) as well as the first Labour government under James Ramsay MacDonald in 1923, further encouraged the working man’s sense that he deserved, and was capable of attaining for himself, certain rights as a British citizen. These successes also led him to believe that such rights were attainable via legitimate, overt displays and public

in A lark for the sake of their country
The restoration of the Garden of Eden

passage of shallow-draught steam boats, as was envisaged, twenty years later a plan emerged for opening the region to British trade by railways rather than river boats. 19 Following the Crimean War, the Porte’s financial difficulties opened up new opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs in the Ottoman Empire, the beginning of the saga of the Euphrates Valley Railway, during which the agricultural El

in Imperial expectations and realities
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Romantic opportunity and sexual hazard?

August 1887 and an ‘outrage’ perpetrated on an eighteen-year-old girl on a SouthEastern train in November 1897. The Times also reported various attacks on women journeying in first-, second- and third-class carriages in October 1883, June 1890, October 1891, January 1892, July and August 1896 and December 1903.58 Reports of violence against women were not confined to British railways. In March 1911, The Times reported that a British nurse was found at Nice station ‘lying in a pool of blood in the corridor of a third-class carriage’ on a midnight train from Cannes.59

in Women, travel and identity
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Speelman, had been directing a group of actors at the Edinburgh fringe in a play called The Fitzrovia Hour , based on a 1950s radio programme. These actors agreed to appear in a short promotional video drawing on Brief Encounter , which the potters planned to use to market their ceramics in the US, believing that the 1945 film’s ‘quintessentially British’ qualities would help their sales. 6 It was filmed in Whitstable in a restaurant that, for Brymer Jones, ‘had all the attributes for the aesthetic feel of a railway station waiting/tea room’. This is a clever

in The never-ending Brief Encounter
English county historical societies since the nineteenth century

citycentre stations, making possible short journeys for leisure as well as for work. The implications for travel time are well known. The railway transformed communications in less than a generation and, in doing so, greatly extended the geographical reach of the learned societies. The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, based in Liverpool and founded in 1848, is a useful example. This learned society provided a base for lectures and gatherings devoted to a wide variety of subjects, and was divided broadly into sections archaeological, scientific and literary

in People, places and identities
Air raid precautions for peace and for war

, with the Midland Railway station, the Theatre Royal, the Royal Infirmary and the Town Hall all within a mile radius. Those connected to the industry saw the consequences of the fire and subsequent breakdown of electricity supply as deeply troubling. The Deputy City Electrical Engineer, Mr W. Dundas, described the incident to the Manchester Guardian as ‘an absolute tragedy’, the magnitude of which he believed had never 64 Architectures of survival been seen before in Britain. The description in the newspaper of the moments when the electricity flow stopped told of

in Architectures of survival