11 Oct '16, 3pm

Sliding Windows

“Can you open the window mate?” But when I stopped the cab, got out and walked to the rear compartment and opened the passenger door to slide down the window, it led to jibes from his mates. To be fair his request was not unreasonable, most vehicles he had encountered had a little button which effortlessly, using the miraculous power of electricity could move the window up or down. A few vehicles, soon to be destined for the scrap heap had a handle to arduously turn to move the window in the required direction. A sliding window was circa 1950, a decade which of course, the Public Carriage Office was firmly entrenched. Attached to the Metropolitan Police it was reassuringly run by the firm authoritarian hand of the police force. You knew your place, vehicles were inspected by their in-house mechanics, cabs checked for cleanliness and drivers aware that indiscretions were li...

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