PUBLISHED: 19:08 12 May 2019 Steve Russell Julie Welham had, probably, eight horses over the years Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Tributes to Julie Welham - 'the sister I never had' - who ran Julie's Afro Hair Supplies in Norwich Road Baby Julie Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONThere's a lovely tribute to Julie Welham on Facebook. "I remember the first time I went to Julie's hair shop. She was so lovely and helpful," writes Talaya Seeley. "She was part of my childhood and adulthood and I will always have nothing but the fondest of memories of this beautiful soul. "Julie, you will be part of Ipswich history and you will be missed."Cancer claimed the 54-year-old after a shortish illness, leaving so many people with so many vivid memories.Friends and family talk of "the sister I never had"; a brave and gutsy lady; a person content with her life; a woman who would check neighbours were all right when it snowed, for example; the possessor of a wicked and dry … [Read more...] about Did you know Julie Welham and her Norwich Road shop?
Horse drawn taxi london
London's distinctive green cabmen's shelters – no bigger than horse-drawn carriages – are kind of like America's version of a Route 6 diner. Tired travelers line up at the door, but only those with "the knowledge" can gain access inside. The shelters only allow licensed taxi drivers to sit inside, making people like Kate Symonds the unlikely bouncer of her shelter on Russell Square. The shelters have become so well-known for their cheap eats they now serve the public through the window. Tracy Edwards' hut on Warwick Avenue is a regular haunt for some local famous faces like musician Paul Weller and some visitors from out of town. The current U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson has also been inside. Tracy's little building is renowned for the quality of her breakfast staple, the bacon sandwich. It's simply butter and bacon. There used to be 61 shelters in the city but now only 12 are in business as the city's black cabs compete with Uber and other car services for … [Read more...] about Inside the tiny green huts that shelter London’s cab drivers
Horse-drawn carriage rides for tourists have been banned in other cities around the world but they still operate on the Balearic island of Mallorca. When Palma city hall introduced a measure during the heatwave this summer to stop horse-drawn carriages during the hottest part of the day - between 12 noon and 5pm on days when heat alerts were in place - it caused fury amongst carriage drivers who said their livelihoods were threatened. It was, they argued, a long tradition and they followed regulations imposed by the town council to ensure the horses were well cared for. A recent protest by locals in Palma. Photo: Asociacion Animalista ICA. Despite calls by local animal rights groups and pledges by councillors to tighten animals rights legislation concerning the horse-drawn rides, a carriage ride is still a popular activity among tourists. But Elisa Allen, who recently visited the island, argues that it's time to put a stop to it. Here she explains why: … [Read more...] about OPINION: It’s time to take horse-drawn carriages off the streets of Mallorca