If you were one of Southsea’s top people a century ago it would not have been seemly to drive your own car. A chauffeur simply had to be employed.
You would then have to pay to have him rigged out in the correct livery.
And where would you go for this?
Read & Company, of Osborne and Portland Road, Southsea, of course.
For the princely sum of £6.20 in today’s money your driver would be the smartest of the smart and doubtlessly have a car to match his finery.