Advert for Samual Riley's Halifax to
Blackpool Coach, July 1811. Departing from the Upper George Inn, Halifax, Mondays at 5.30a.m.
and travelling via Todmorden and Burnley; stopping for the night at Blackburn. It continued
the following morning, via Preston, arriving at Blackpool on Tuesday afternoon. The journey
between Blackpool and Preston took five hours as the roads were so bad. Passengers were
allowed 14lbs (6.35 kg) of luggage and had to pay for any additional weight. This doesn't seem
much when you consider that hand-luggage for a modern airline is 10kg.