taxi from York to Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) Airport



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
Howard Johnson.

1956 - Fleetways Queen Street

This Sign,

pointing the way to Fleetways first office
in the
Odeon shops in Blossom Street, York,
dates from around 1952.
It is still in position today (2011).

Fleetways Doorsign -  Blossom Street

The Taxi Rank

York Railway Station

1920 Station Taxi Rank

Ace Taxis at the front of the rank in the Station.

This photograph from 1986
shows driver
Ken Minskip stood next to one of Philip Venn's FX4's. (Plate21)

Ken Minskip - York Station Taxi Rank

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.

1919 York Station Taxi Drivers

Horse Drawn Hackney Carriages

 wait on the Taxi Rank
outside the
Assembley Rooms in Blake Street, York

Assembly Rooms Taxi Rank in 1891

York FX4 Hackney

 with full
Kit Kat livery
 pictured in The Mount , York (1995).

KIT KAT on The Mount - York

FX3 and an FX4 Taxis

wait on St Sampsons Square
Taxi Rank in 1962

FX3 St Sampsons Square - York

A rare colour painting from 1899

Exhibition Square, York.
Showing the cabman's shelter
 and a
Horse drawn Hackney Carriage.
Artist unknown.

Cabman's Shelter - Exhibition Square -York

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.

Hornshaw's Bootham - York

Exhibition Square

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.

Exhibition Square 1900

Yorcab Taxi Office in Leeman Road 2000.

For many years
these premises had been a Fish and Chip shop.

Yorcab Taxi Office 2000

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.

Yorcab Interior

Digby Presents

 Ace Sugar (right) with his 15 year service mug watched by
Senior Operator Ray Whichello (left)
Office Manager Graham Phillips (1988)

Digby Presents Ace Sugar with 15 year mug


Hackney Driver Les Cooper
with his Austin FX3
Cleveland Way, Huntington.

1963 Hackney Driver Les Cooper

Ace Taxis Waiting Room/Arcade
with fruit machines and videos
136 Micklegate
More money taken from machines than drivers subs!

Micklegate Waiting Room 1983

October 2014
Ace Nicky in Fiat Scudo Plate 160
Winner of the
Most Hansom Driver Award 2013/2014

Yorks Most Handsome Taxi Driver 2014 Award

March 1909
A mixture of horse drawn taxis and
motor taxis wait outside York Station
The last horse drawn cab was used in York in 1937

Station Taxi Rank York  - 1909


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