Home Event Catalogue Horses at Work

Horses at Work

Talks - History

Event Description

Horses at Work in London: heavy moving before lorries.

Heavy horses and delivery cart horses were still on our streets until remarkably recently.

This talk is a reminder of these fine animals and the place they once had in everyday lives. Discover Jester in his winter coat, Buddy pulling a canal barge, a fire pump at the gallop and how Operation Centaur is giving Londoners “an opportunity to meet these gentle giants and see real horse power in action".

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Andrew Warde.jpg

Meet The Speaker, Andrew

Andrew Warde has more than 40 years experience as a London Blue Badge guide, with additional guide qualifications for the City of London and for Windsor & Eton. He presents illustrated talks and walks in and around London, telling all about historic buildings, curious survivals from times past, or special areas of London life and the Thames riverside. These talks reveal fascinating aspects of London’s past and the people who lived there.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!