Pontefract to Bridlington

Bridlington Railway Station Entrance

Bridlington Railway Station Entrance

Pontefract to Bridlington
Great British Railway Journeys,
Series 1 Episode 4 of 20

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. In a series of four epic journeys, Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what remains of Bradshaw’s Britain. His first journey is from Liverpool to Scarborough.

Michael searches for the last liquorice grower in Pontefract, discovers how the railways turned Hull into one of the largest white fish ports in the world and goes fishing for sea bass in Bridlington.