Western Railway Opened.
to Birmingham Railway opened.
of Brighton as a popular holiday resort. A cheap day return from London
cost 8 shillings (40p).
Cook runs his first trip, hiring a train to take 500 people from Leicester
Railway Act compels all railway companies to run at least one train
a day that stops at all stations and charges a fare of no more than
one penny a mile.
first All England Cricket Eleven play.
Act. All mills now stopped working at 2pm on a Saturday. This is the
start of Saturday afternoons becoming the main time for sport. King's
Cross Station opened, in time for the Great Exhibition.
of the visitors to the Great Exhibition travel there on Thomas Cook
Cook organises his first trip abroad to the International Exhibition
Open Golf Championship held.
Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities becomes an annual
Holidays Act gives people who worked in banks specific days off. This
idea quickly spread, giving many workers more time for holidays and
1872 A cup
tournament (the FA cup) was held for all clubs that used the FA's rules.
men working for the Great Northern Railway company become the first
working men to be given regular holidays with pay.
Cook and Sons begin to own hotels as well as organise trips. They began
to own and manage hotels in Egypt because local ones were supposed to
League was established.