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The largest number of short stagecoaches came to operate in and around London as the middle classes , growing in wealth and number, moved out to Suburbs like Paddington (and beyond) and needed transport to their place of business. By 1825 there were perhaps 600 London short stages making around 1,800 journeys daily, accounting for about one-fifth of all stagecoaches in the country

Harry Hanson, The Coaching Life (Manchester University Press, 1983) p50


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