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[Note 030.1] The Birmingham and Liverpool railway opened throughout for traffic on 4th July 1837. The line (which became known as the Grand Junction Railway) was connected to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway at Newton Junction via the existing Warrington and Newton Railway. 4th July, was a Monday. Many worker in the Midlands were in the habit of taking ‘St Monday’ as an unofficial day of rest and recreation.]

 

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