Who Do You Think You Are?

A Fare Exchange

Villagers in Balloch, near Inverness, northern Scotland, travel by horse-drawn carriage, 14 February 1937


For many of the UK’s employees, the daily commute looks a little different these days, involving a walk of a few seconds to and from a kitchen table, or a desk set up in a spare room, rather than catching a train, hopping on a bicycle, or getting into a car and battling the traffic. Fast internet connection­s, email and instant messaging, and virtual-meeting software make remote-working a viable solution during lockdown, but there have been countless technologi­cal hurdles to overcome, and it’s easy to wish for a more traditiona­l way of working. Who knows what these passengers thought, relying on horsepower during a bus strike, but let’s hope that Cupid’s arrow struck on the most romantic day of the year.

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