London Taxis in Camera: A History in Pictures, Old and New (Enlarged edition)
By: Bill Munro (author)Paperback
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London's taxi are a symbol of Britain's capital, are recognized around the world. They are as much a part of the capital's transport as the red buses and the Underground, carrying millions of passengers every year, in complete safety.Introduced to the capital in the early years of the twentieth century as a motorized form of the equally famous Hansom cab, they have evolved over the years, but still retain the essential elements - the limousine partition that gives the experience of travelling in one so unique, the distinctive look and the famous tight turning radius - that enable them to both perform the job well and be readily identifiable to the travelling public.London Taxis in Camera, the companion volume to London Taxis - a Full History is the story of those vehicles, but where London Taxis - a Full History caters for the automotive historian and the student of the London cab trade, London Taxis in Camera is a book for the regular auto enthusiast, the Anglophile and the lover of all things London.Its special features include:Historical images from across the twentieth century, in both black and white and colour, many previously unpublishedSpecially shot full colour images of preserved London taxisFascinating snippets of information about the London taxi tradeA glimpse into the future of the London taxiSumptuously produced in full colour throughout, this is an ideal introduction to the subject, and an attractive gift.
Acknowledgements | Introduction | 1 Before there were Taxis | 2 The Edwardian Era and the Great War | 3 Taxis in the 1920s | 4 The 1930s and the Second World War | 5 Early Post-War Taxis | 6 Late 20th Century Taxis | 7 Taxis in the 21st Century | 8 The Future | 9 Life after Work |10 Exporting London Taxis | 11 The Public Carriage Office | Further Reading
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