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Great Northern Railway Ticket (1856)

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A superb set of images showing a very early Great Northern Railway ticket for travel between London and Peterborough. The date of 1856 was only six years after the line first opened and only three years after the London Kings Cross terminal opened.

The term “corn factor” was defined as a person who “bought and sold corn on behalf of others”.

Edmund Powers was a corn miller based in Hitchin Street, Biggleswade and Charles T. Powers was his son.