The Cabman's Shelter

The Cabman's Shelter

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This fascinating read charts the history and restoration of Hitchin’s iconic Cabmen’s Shelter.

The ‘Cabbies’ Hut’ has been a Market Place feature since 1998, thanks to the dedicated restoration work of the Hitchin Historical Society and numerous town businesses. This book charts this restoration progress, from the shelter’s origins outside Hitchin Railway Station, to its temporary role as a garden shed, and then to the splendid town feature that it remains today.

With memories of those who used the shelter for its original warmth-giving and tea-providing purpose, alongside photos of the hut throughout the restoration process, this book offers a fascinating look at the history of transportation in Hitchin, and the power of community effort when united in a common, heritage-based goal.