Publisher: Middleton Press
Bradshaw's Guide was the title employed on BBC TV in 2010 for a book containing four issues of Bradshaw's Handbook for Railway Tourists, bound especially for the series.
The book covers Great Britain and all of Ireland and describes the main features and historic buildings of the principle towns, all in the flowery style of a well-spoken person from the Victorian era. The main inns are mentioned, along with eh location of telegraph offices, so important before telephones.
The 16 pages of multiple illustrations are shown in a separate section, as are the 18 double-page maps. The announcements by many of the railway companies regarding tours and special arrangements are included, many being particularly imaginative and detailed.
The advertisements by hoteliers give an interesting insight into life in those times and the expectations of travellers. The final fascinating pages include general advertisements into cures for health problems, the newly created kitchen range (cooker), improved oil lighting, portmanteaus (cases) and many diverse devices no longer used, such as the knife polisher.