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In 1706 Parliament passed the Turnpike Act which allowed private road builders to build new roads and charge tolls for using them. It was a first, important step towards the road transport network we know in Britain today.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 2'55''
  • Broadcast year: 2013
Curriculum Connection
  • History | Changing Britain, 1760-1914 | Changing Britain | Industry - textile factories and coal mines

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Learning Zone
  • Episode: Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here