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Hackney Coach Stands


A hackney coach was a coach for hire and a familiar sight in the metropolis. “The servant-girl, with the pink ribbons, at No. 5, opposite, suddenly opens the street-door, and four small children forthwith rush out, and scream 'Coach!' with all their might and main.”

George Cruikshank. Illustration to Charles Dickens’s Sketches by Boz, Second Series. London: John Macrone, 1835-36.

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