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The Great Eastern Railway

the-great-eastern-railwayThe Great Eastern Railway was formed in 1862 having amalgamated with the Eastern Counties Railway and a number of smaller railways. Its development would have a profound effect on three main types of traveller; the commuter, the agriculturalist and those going on holiday. London was now more accessible than ever and villages such as Tottenham quickly developed into bustling suburbs. Whilst this sudden degree of urbanization initially caused problems for those nurseries in Tottenham, the Rochford`s would later use the railway to their advantage. 

Enjoy images of trains steaming past Lea Valley nurseries and learn more about how they helped and hindered the everyday life of the grower, all in the Lea Valley Nursery Industry programme.

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