Pages tagged with Turnpike

A brief overview of turnpikes in Britain and their role in changing travel and trade during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Brought to world attention by Brad Pitt’s character Mickey in the popular 2000 film, Snatch, the term “Pikey” is a pejorative, slang term used mainly in the UK to refer to Irish travelers, gypsies, and people of low social class; groups who refer to themselves as “Pavees” an...
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