"Soapbox trolleys were all the rage in the village, and although they were never made of soap boxes they were always so called. The construction was quite simple - a set of old pram wheels on a wooden frame and steered by having the front set of wheels mounted on a piece of wood which was pivoted at right angles to the main frame. The whole thing was operated by lying on one's stomach over the contraption and steering it by holding the front axle-plank. The bearings were lovingly greased to provide maximum efficiency and since the village was built on the sides of a hill, the main street (actually called Main Street) provided a very good, but retrospectively thinking, very dangerous, racecourse."
Copyright - John Peirson 2000