12 AUGUST 1882, Page 3

The Bank Holiday, or rather the three consecutive holidays which

the Bank holiday generally ensures, were wonderfully fine this year, the sunset of Sunday,—we hope the Bank holiday- makers had time to enjoy it,—being one of those rare sunsets which, even in a year of fine sunsets like this, should confer as much enjoyment as a hundred thousand picnics and brass bands. But we fear that, on the whole, the holiday people were almost too much occupied in rushing about to enjoy it as they might. The Messrs. Cook organised no .fower than 130 special trains by the Midland Railway alone, in connection with this Bank holiday, and there was in the passenger traffic from many places an increase of fifty per cent. as compared with last year.