On a Regency Street
Excerpt reposted from Historical Hearts….
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COME AND TAKE A WALK WITH ME DOWN A REGENCY STREET.
By the end of the Regency period, the City of London had more than a million inhabitants.
As you can imagine, there was an enormous amount of noisy traffic and streets vibrated from the constant pounding by wheels of all sorts. Public coaches, private carriages, hackney coaches, merchant wagons, vendor carts, and wheelbarrows.
Apart from the stage coaches which stopped at inns on their routes to more distant places, there was no public transport. Ordinary people walked or occasionally used a sedan chair and the rich used carriages or rode horses.