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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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Better still - in a snow covered London of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock coats - this is a seasonal special that will thrill the traditionalists.
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It's a splendid, detailed period reconstruction of Victorian London complete with swirling fog and rattling hansom cabs. The story is dense and based on the unfounded notion that the Ripper was a member of the Royal household; however, Plummer is particularly effective (if temperamentally wrong) as Holmes, and Mason gives what is perhaps the best screen performance of Dr.
Not prepared to force their way over, the Chartist leaders humiliatingly agreed to convey O'Connor and the petition across the river by Westminster Bridge in three hired hansom cabs. The crowd on Kennington Common melted damply away in the rain and by 2 o'clock in the afternoon Lord John Russell, the prime minister, was able to report to Queen Victoria that the Chartist meeting had been a total failure.
In addition to appearing in the present day, the world's most famous consulting detective and his best friend were transported to a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs and top hats in 1895.
Mary Jane Kelly was said to have enjoyed travelling in hansom cabs and the Cardiff Argus of December 1888 gives us a fascinating glimpse of life in Cardiff by gaslight.
The images -- like the stories -- evoke a vast, polluted metropolis of foggy streets and horse-drawn hansom cabs, bustling crowds and screams in the night.
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However, dismissing Blueline Newcastle's appeal, Mr Justice Hickinbottom said that, ever since hansom cabs were first regulated in the 19th century, it had been Parliament's policy that taxi services should be 'inherently local' with bookings being made and vehicles dispatched from premises within a single licensing area.