THE HANSOM DRIVERS AND THE CITY COUNCIL.
A number of the hansom drivers of the City have addressed the following communication to the City Council : We, the undersigned, beg respectfully to protest against the remarks made by Councillor Fish and other members of the Council at your last meeting, whilst the petition re the removal of hansoms was under consideration ; and whilst we have no objection to that petition being granted, we would point out that we have many of us our all invested in our calling, and Buch charges against us must injure us in the eyes of the public. We are out in all weathers and at all hours to cater for the public, and receive a great deal of annoyance and abuse from letters and otherwise, which we attribute not so much to our own conduct as to those who are allowed to congregate about the hansom stands; and we respectfully submit that it would be much better for us and the public also if you would place us in the centre of Princes street, from High street south. We feel satisfied that if we had laid our grievances before you years ago, it would have been much better for us; and we would also point out that the hansom stands in most towns are situate in the street centres. Hoping that you will grant a permit, say, for six months, for us to stand on the aforesaid portion, then, if not fully satisfied with the change being a benefit, you could relegate us to our old quarters or elsewhere; but we certainly feel sure that if you grant this permit you will eventually make it a legal stand.
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THE HANSOM DRIVERS AND THE CITY COUNCIL., Evening Star, Issue 8038, 15 October 1889
THE HANSOM DRIVERS AND THE CITY COUNCIL. Evening Star, Issue 8038, 15 October 1889
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