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hansom

a two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rear
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Today it's the best known taxi rank in the city but for many years it would have only been used by the wealthy or business people; it would have been popular with Hansom cabs, named after Joseph Hansom, who designed the Town Hall.
The wheel, which can be seen from an alley opposite the Coatham Memorial Hall, was used to lift the hansom cabs from the ground to first floor for repair.
After all, even riding in a hansom cab throws up a certain amount of dust which is likely to irritate the throat and make it dry.
TODAY ST THORLAC'S DAY (PATRON SAINT 1834: Hansom cabs were patented by Joseph Hansom.
Returning, the whirl of The Victoria Embankment (Musee d'Orsay) spins hansom cabs into the city and the sharp east wind billows brisk pedestrians into violet and turquoise Westminster.
To be honest, the term teenager probably wasn't even invented in those far off days of frock coats and hansom cabs.
Swap the bikes for a horse-drawn ride around Douglas, the capital, which still uses hansom cabs.
The pong in Cardiff must have been awesome since everything was horse-drawn, from hansom cabs and buses to huge drays carrying massive barrels to the multitude of pubs, while every little street was crammed with carts delivering milk, bread, paraffin, salt, furniture, coal and vegetables, with the town's Steptoes clopping along behind.
Sir John Betjeman, the much-loved former Poet Laureate, for example, was warmly regarded for battling to conserve old buildings, but in actual fact embraced an almost Edwardian way of life and would have been quite happy if nothing much ever progressed beyond Hansom cabs and steam trains.
She was the ninth of the 10 children of Lord and Lady Strathmore, born on August 4, 1900, at the height of a summer which was so blazingly hot that the horses drawing London's hansom cabs wore straw hats.
But, in recent years, they seem to have vanished from the face of Liverpool, as long-lost as the familiar clip-clop of Hansom cabs crossing Sefton Park in the winter mists .
Horses, horses everywhere, pulling everything from hansom cabs to the huge drays - heaven for rhubarb-growers.