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John Cockram

but as he objected on religious grounds to Sunday work, it was his ambition to possess a cab of his own.

John Cockram

Having saved £20, he purchased a horse, hired a cab, and started business on his own account; but as he followed Mr. Thompson's example and accepted sixpenny fares, he became unpopular with cabmen, and a complaint was made to Sir Richard Mayne, the Chief Commissioner of Police, that he was driving a cab while under age. But when Sir Richard Mayne discovered that Cockram was the sole support of his mother, and, moreover, thoroughly qualified for a cab-driver in every respect, except age, he declined to prohibit him from driving. However, there was trouble in store for Cockram. He had