Flower traffic, Yarmouth Station, Norfolk, 1971.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Flower traffic, Yarmouth Station, Norfolk, 1971.

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Boxes of flowers being wheeled along a platform. Flowers could be moved around the country quickly by rail, and the containers they were transported in were kept at the right temperature for them. In the early 1970s, however, the railways had strong competition from road vehicles, for the transportation of freight. Roads and motorways were being built fast at this time and the amount of traffic on the roads was increasing rapidly.

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