Wednesday 20 September 2017 12.10pm
An old black Taxi driver once said to me, regarding mini cabs...."they do all our **** work for us".
Was that you boroughonian, how you doing?
I digress, on the subject of Jan's Welbeck Cars experience, I'm reminded of what an old cab driver told me about them.
When the Renault Dauphines first hit the streets, naturally, black cab drivers at the time were a tad miffed.
They would phone the Welbeck number, and ask for a pick up by a mythical person, e.g., "Can you pick up Dr. Livingstone, at the corner of Kensington Gore and Exhibition Road?"
Set in a niche there, at the Royal Geographical Society, is a statue of David Livingstone.
A Dauphine would sit there patiently, until he got fed up, or got moved on.
Another one was for Mr. Golden, corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane, Smithfield, there is the Golden Boy statue, erected where the Great Fire is said to have stopped.
Sounds all childish now, but it must have been like Candid Camera then, a great practical joke.