Sunday, 31 July 2011

18th March 1763

at 3 o'Clock in the morning Sett of in the Coach for Nottingham
Paid Coach Hire to Nottingham £1.8:0d

19th March 1763
Got to Nottingham abt. 7 o'Clock at Night and Cost me Expences in Coming Down to Nottingham 10/6
and Came to be at Mr Saml. Newtons

39 hours! In a coach! Suddenly our trains seem fast! (London to Nottingham is a little under two and a half hours today).

Samuel Newton is the father of Thomas's fianceé - are they finally going to get married?


  1. Cost London to Nottingham around £190 in 2012 prices.

  2. Which gives you some idea of how wealthy Thomas was - I've just checked and I can travel from London to Nottingham first class on Monday for £86.50. Suddenly 21st century trains don't feel expensive!