Venray Oldtimer City meeting , The Netherlands – 2016. London taxi(cab) FX4S and Saab Monte-Carlo participated

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I visited this event the last 18 years with my FX4S and my brother-in-law with his Saab Monte-Carlo. Each year all squares are filled with old-timers and if need be even the shopping streets are used. It is always a pleasure to be there and when leaving for some tours all vehicles are blessed by the Dean of Venray. Each time I am pleasantly surprised by the kindness of all visitors and it’s each time a recognition of equally enthusiastic owners. May we be able to continue this event for many and many years to come………………….

A Tour Of The Cabbies’ Shelters in London. (Source: Spitalfields – The Gentle Author)

A Tour Of  The Cabbies’ Shelters,    by the gentle author

Created between 1875 and 1914, sixty of these structures were built by the Cabmen’s Shelter Fund established by the Earl of Shaftesbury to enable cabbies to get a meal without leaving their cabs unattended and were no larger than a horse and cart so they might stand upon the public highway.

Today, only thirteen remain but all are grade II listed and, on my strange pilgrimage around London, I found them welcoming homely refuges where a cup of tea can be had for just 50p.

 

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 Kensington Road, W8

 

 

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Warwick Avenue, W9

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                    Kensington Park, W11

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Wellington Place, NW8

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The shelter attendant at Wellington Place has special spoon-bending powers

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Pont Street, SW1


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Thurloe Place, SW7

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Russell Square, WC1

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Hannover Square, W1

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St. Georges Square, SW1

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Chelsea Embankment, SW3

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Grosvenor Gardens, SW1

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Embankment Place, Wc2

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Temple Place, WC2

With kind thanks to and with the consent of  The Gentle Author of Spitalfields.