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Tony Conder is a very popular local speaker and a Festival favourite. This talk, ‘The Railway Travellers Handy Book 1862’, is a railway talk based on the change in habits and manners that the railways brought about for Victorian society. It illustrated what train travel was like for the Victorians, at its heart is the Handbook published to help Victorian men help their women folk understand the meaning of timetables and how to ensure your place in society was upheld even on a train.