This weekend our son, who lives in London, England, was visiting Liverpool and found a memorial to the horses that used to work the docks in that city. He sent me a photo of the statue that commemorates these horses.
There is also a plaque that tells the story of the working horses and the carters and their importance.
In case you are viewing this post on a phone or tablet here is what the plaque says. “This monument commemorates the 250 years service of the working horses of Liverpool. Hauling goods between the docks and warehouses, the horses worked in all weathers. During the Second World War Liverpool carters and their horses ensured the flow of food and fuel through the port. The carters were renowned for their handling skills and the phenomenal weights they hauled. Liverpool horses were considered the best in the land and their contribution to the economy of the city was immense. Members of the Liverpool Retired Carters Association fund-raised for 12 years to erect this monument in honor of the Liverpool working horse. It was unveiled by Lord Mayor Cllr. Mike Storey CBE on 1 May 2010.