Early Days at 752 Corner

Ernest Armitage's taxi service

By Susan Hall

752 Taxies
Welwyn Times

This picture is an advert for a taxi service but as you can see it was taken outside the Cherry Tree before it was opened.

It appeared in the Welwyn Times on 12 October 1933 page 2

The following article appeared in the Welwyn Times on 2 August 1934 page 2

Armitage leaves 752

“A shilling advertisement in The Welwyn Times started the business known as “752 Taxis.” That was three years ago.

“752” is now an inseparable part of the life of Welwyn Garden City.

Mr Ernest Armitage , the originator of “752” is now leaving the business, which will be carried on by Mr Bibby, who has been associated with him for the past year.

When asked, by our correspondent, for his plans for the future, Mr Armitage replied that several straws were blowing in the wind, “but,” he said, “you may be sure that whatever I do it will not be entirely unconnected with advertising.”

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