Source: Skegness Standard 27th July 1960
Photo: Wrate’s Press
Another coach arrives – the boys get busy!
Young “barrow boys” flock round a newly-arrived coach [in Lawn Car Park] offering luggage transport and guide service.
Taximen say they are affecting their livelihood.
Skegness barrow boys – the lads who carry visitors’ suitcases on home-made trolleys and old prams at four and five shillings a time – are doing local taxi-drivers out of lots of business, it was claimed last week.
The barrow boys – there are sometimes as many as fifty or sixty of them at week-ends – are “causing a serious loss of trade” to the taximen who use the ranks outside the Lawn Motor Coach Park, because the boys and their barrows can weave in and out of the buses and tout for custom whereas the taximen cannot.