The downfall of the Liverpool cabs

April 30, 1902
Ten years ago there were 860 cabs plying for hire in Liverpool; now, owing chiefly to the increased travelling facilities provided by electric tramcars and other modes of conveyance, there are only 540; and it is probable that the number will undergo a further reduction prior to the annual inspection of vehicles next month. Cabdrivers complain that after twelve hours on a stand they have, more frequently than not, only earned a solitary shilling.
(Western Times: April 30, 1902)

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