18 Dec '12, 1pm

New blog posting, The history of London's black cabs

New blog posting, The history of London's black cabs

Not that that’s of much concern to the average passenger who only sits in the back for a few minutes at a time. Aesthetics might be though, and it’s a gorgeous car. Warrington practically goes misty-eyed when he reminisces about his “little Fairway … I adored the way it looked, felt … they were lovely to see.” This was a big part of the attraction for some of us Knowledge Boys – not just the car, but the whole beautiful, archaic industry, first licensed by Oliver Cromwell, idiosyncrasies and all. Fellow new driver (we’re known as “butter boys” in the trade, because we take the bread and butter from the mouths of established drivers’ families) Andrew Baker eulogises this: “I’ve always recognised the job as being something a little bit special, a little bit unusual, a little bit out of the ordinary.” He tells me that when he moved to London to do his degree it was really an ...

Full article: http://legaledoff.com/2012/12/18/the-history-of-londons-b...

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