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Hornton Talk on London’s Black Cabs March 13th

Follow That Cab!

Have you ever wondered why the London taxi is so special and the service voted best in the world year after year?

The person who knows is Hornton’s Andrew Overton. Andrew’s grandfather founded the Mann & Overton company in 1899 ,commissioning and selling French cars, but from 1906 the family spent over 100 years in the business of making and selling London Taxis.

Andrew will give an illustrated talk about the development of Hackney Carriages through to the present day, with some interesting stories about his experiences in 41 years in the trade. He’ll also touch on the famous ‘Knowledge of London’ and  the arguments about Uber.

And he’ll talk about the formation of a City of London Livery Company and its 25 years of organising London black cab trips to Disneyland for sick, terminally ill and chronically sick children.

Andrew will give the talk – The London Taxi….from Horse drawn to Electric taxis – at 7.30pm on Friday, March 13th in Hornton Parish Church.

The £5 ticket price will go to church funds and  there will be an interval for wine and nibbles.

Please do come along and give your support!