It's 1956 outside Fleetways Office
in Queen Street
Hackney Drivers looked smart and wore caps. Pictured are shareholders
Percy Lightowler,Geoff Hargreaves,
Bernard Fletcher,Don Lancaster
pointing the way to Fleetways first office
Odeon shops in Blossom Street, York,
dates from around 1952.
It is still in position today (2011).
The Taxi Rank
York Railway Station
Ace Taxis at the front of the rank in the Station.
This photograph from 1986
Ken Minskip stood next to one of Philip Venn's FX4's. (Plate21)
Station Taxi Drivers pose for a group photo in 1919.
They are sat outside the cabin,
inside the Station portico,
which is still in use today.
Horse Drawn Hackney Carriages
wait on the Taxi Rank
Assembley Rooms in Blake Street, York
York FX4 Hackney
Kit Kat livery
pictured in The Mount , York (1995).
FX3 and an FX4 Taxis
wait on St Sampsons Square
Taxi Rank in 1962
A rare colour painting from 1899
Exhibition Square, York.
Showing the cabman's shelter
Horse drawn Hackney Carriage.
A Taxi waits outside No.1 Bootham, the office of Hornshaw's Taxi service, in 1947.
The floor above this shop later became the home of Streamline Taxis for many years
before their move to Piccadilly.
this time from 1900,
it shows horse drawn cabs waiting on the rank.
At this time there was a licence condition saying that Hackney proprietors had to live within 7 miles of the Minster.
This was to save the horses becoming exhausted before they started work.
Yorcab Taxi Office in Leeman Road 2000.
For many years
these premises had been a Fish and Chip shop.
Inside the Yorcab Taxi Office
shortly after it opened in 1991.
It shows what was
York's first computerised dispatch system
designed and programmed by Peter Wheatley.
Ace Sugar (right) with his 15 year service mug watched by
Senior Operator Ray Whichello (left)
Office Manager Graham Phillips (1988)
Hackney Driver Les Cooper
with his Austin FX3
Cleveland Way, Huntington.
Ace Taxis Waiting Room/Arcade
with fruit machines and videos
More money taken from machines than drivers subs!
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Ace Nicky in Fiat Scudo Plate 160
Winner of the
Most Hansom Driver Award 2013/2014
A mixture of horse drawn taxis and
motor taxis wait outside York Station
The last horse drawn cab was used in York in 1937
Having a makeover