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By the 1930s, there were a million cars on the road in Britain. The development of motor transport changed the way people lived and worked and had an equally big impact upon the railways, signalling the end of their greatest days.
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First broadcast:
9 November 2007

Classroom Ideas

Children could use this clip to investigate popular methods of transport using their own families as starting points. They could use the information from this clip about the decline of the railway and increase in motor vehicles between 19th and 20th century and compare this to changes between 20th and 21st century. Large bar charts or scattergrams could be created to share their research. Children could investigate questions that arise from their surveys. They could investigate if there are any differences between the way families travel during the week and at the weekend now and in the early 20th century.