14 Feb '14, 1pm

London's Cabbie's Shelters have won a Heritage Lottery Fund: via @LondonCabbie

The unpretentious green huts that have sustained London cabbies for more than 130 years are to get a new lease of life, thanks to a £69,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Only thirteen of the original sixty-one Cabmen’s Shelters survive and their role has been largely overlooked, in fact most passers-by are completely unaware of their function. N ow the Creative Intelligence Agency, a non-profit arts and design organisation, will raise public awareness of their history, help set up a friends group and promote conservation and maintenance to preserve them for the future. It will work with the Cabmen’s Shelter Fund and London Transport Museum. All the remaining shelters, dotted around central London, are Grade II listed and are still looked after by the Cabmen’s Shelter Fund that built them between 1875 and 1914. Now, as then, they provide the city’s black cab d...

Full article: http://www.cabbieblog.com/blog/cabbies-sheltered-lives/

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