Hansom Cabs
#1  Pulpmeister 02-16-2020, 08:11 AM
Years ago when in London I visited the Gunnersbury Park museum, where to my surprise I found a real Hansom cab. Not just any old Hansom cab though; the very last one in service. The cabbie finally surrendered his licence in 1947!

You can imagine that a Hansom cab in petrol rationed wartime UK would still be a viable business. (And if food got really short, you could eat the horse.)

Even in the 1930s there were a dozen or more Hansoms plying for hire in London.

There might be a bit of local colour in that morsel of info, if you are writing a novel set in 30s London.

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