Out and About
The wealthy and the nobility had always taken it for granted that they would have leisure time and a choice of activities to fill it: hunting, sport, travel. For humbler folk, especially after the Industrial Revolution, it was work, work and more work. They were expected to wait until they got to heaven for relaxtion and recreation.In the 19th century however things began to change. It slowly became accepted that working men and women deserved some respite from their harsh lives and leisure possibilities began to open up for them. When cheap travel arrived with the railways and the bicycle, new horizons beckoned even the humblest.