The Liverpool Working Horse.(Repost)

I recently wrote a post about the horses who pulled the London cabs. I was reminded of this post that I wrote in July 2019.

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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.

WAITING by Judy Boyt (MA FRBS SEA)

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…

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. firnhyde says:

    The expression on this horse’s face is so beautifully captured!

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  2. cigarman501 says:

    I wish more people would recognize how important animals are to our lives. From their hearts, not just giving plaques.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I agree. Animals are very important in all our lives. Horses changed the course of human history.

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  3. JD says:

    Beautiful post, Anne. These horses don’t get enough appreciation.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I agree. Thanks JD.

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  4. Lesley says:

    I love this, Anne . . . the horse is magnificent and Liverpool is one of my favourite cities. I love how the design of this memorial shows exactly how it would have been, down to the cobbled road beneath its hooves.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for commenting Lesley. I’m glad you liked this tribute to those working horses.

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  5. What a beautiful memorial, I love reading historical things like this. In our town the old building (altered now) still stands where people parked their horse & carriage, whilst they went about their town business & a group of shops have the same ornate ceilings, it was once a huge saddlery shop now divided into smaller shops. Oh to go back to that how cool.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I also find it interesting to learn of things, especially horse related, in the past. Thanks for sharing the saddlery shop with the ornate ceiling. I would have liked to see that.

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