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Code of Conduct

Do not wobble about the road but ride as steadily as possible . . . [...]

Armadillo swallows London Stone

An unprepossessing piece of limestone, measuring about 18 inches across, if found in a field, one would ignore it [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part V

Now we have visited most streets and squares on my Cabbies’ Monopoly board, it’s time now to build a house [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part IV

It proved rather popular for prostitutes to use as a cat-walk while displaying their wares so it was demolished by 1920 [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part III

Here is another CabbieBlog excursion into my old 1930s Monopoly set that I found in the attic, this time crime and punishment is featured [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part II

You can tell that Monopoly was devised in a more relaxed and gentler age, we find a square entitled 'Free Parking' [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part I

Monopoly is a redesign of an earlier game "The Landlord's Game", first published by the Quaker and political activist Elizabeth Magie [...]

New Year’s Resolutions 2019

A Happy New Year to anybody who stumbles across this blog, whether by accident or by design. In keeping with the tradition of making a New Year resolution only to break it within one week, I [...]

The Cabman’s Nemesis

Today we have a guest post from Heather Tweed which first appeared on the Public Domain Review site, under the title Mrs Giacometti Prodgers, the Cabman’s Nemesis. Here Heather Tweed explores the story of Mrs Giacometti Prodgers [...]

Grumpy! That’s a Laugh

London’s taxi drivers have in the past been identified as the country’s grumpiest workers. A survey found that traffic jams, the rising cost of petrol and drunken passengers meant that cabbies rarely managed a chortle all [...]