n Cabo - Looking back : transport

Volume 8, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


To contemplate life today without a car is well nigh impossible. Most households have two, sometimes three vehicles at their disposal, whereas pre-1920, it was very unusual for a family to possess even one. For domestic use, horse-drawn transport of one kind or another was usually the only alternative. For a short period of my young life, we were the proud owners of what was termed, heaven knows why, a 'governess cart'. A small, low, almost circular trap, entered by a step and a little gate at the rear, with padded seating around the perimeter.

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