Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers

Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers

The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The "Fellowship of Hackney Carriage Drivers" was recognised by the City of London Corporation in 1990, and became a Livery Company in 2004. The process started with an instruction from Oliver Cromwell to the City's Court of Aldermen in 1654 on regulating the drivers. The Company is made up solely from men and women of the licensed taxi trade.

The Company's charity supports any deserving members and their immediate family. It also runs a children's magical taxi tour to Disneyland Paris for children with life threatening illnesses. Its education programme teaches taxi drivers about the history of London.

The Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company ranks 104th in the order of precedence for Livery Companies.

External links

* [http://www.wchcd.com WCoHCD Official Site]
* [http://www.thecabdriver.co.uk The Cab Driver Newspaper the licensed taxi industry's oldest and largest independent newspaper]
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=56562 An Ordinance for the Regulation of Hackney-Coachmen in London and the places adjacent. June 1654]

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