13 April 1907: Bus argument over horses and engines

A lady returning to town by a Hampstead omnibus heard another passenger make a remark about motors, at which the conductor was worked up to a great rage and said, Stick to the old hoss bus, I say; stic

13 April 1907: Bus argument over horses and engines

A lady returning to town by a Hampstead omnibus heard another passenger make a remark about motors, at which the conductor was worked up to a great rage and said, "Stick to the old hoss 'bus, I say; stick to the old hoss 'bus. People is all agoin' about like raving maniacs. Now one day there's a hawful haccident, and then they'll all say, 'Why didn't I stick to the old hoss 'bus!'"

A correspondent writes of overloaded wagons and carts drawn by horses up Haverstock Hill, the driver shouting, and the horses struggling and panting, that no-one can witness without feeling compassion. He suggests a bye-law limiting the weight to be drawn by horses, with a weighbridge at the bottom of the hill.

The first class baths at Finchley Road are to open next week, and the men's second class on May 1, after the close of the winter cricket season.


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