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18th Century Hackney Cab map found in London attic

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18th Century Hackney Cab map found in London attic

Post by Rowan » Thu April 28th, 2011, 5:18 pm

This is a very cool find, too:
An 18th century map showing the routes and fares of London's Hackney coaches has been found - in a dusty cardboard box.

The linen map, which dates back 226 years to 1785, is believed to have been used by a coach driver as he negotiated the narrow streets of the capital.
It is the modern-day equivalent of a London tube map and details over 350 Hackney coaches which charged customers 6d - sixpence (2½p) - every half-mile.
Full Story with map photos

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu April 28th, 2011, 7:56 pm

That's incredible.

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Post by fljustice » Fri April 29th, 2011, 3:57 pm

Thanks for the link, Rowan. Love this stuff!
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