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photoblog image Ploughing A Furrow

Ploughing A Furrow

Taken a long time ago at a visitor centre just outside East Runton, Norfolk, sometime in the 1970’s. Whether or not the place is still open or not I don’t know but at that time they gave demonstrations of how farms used to be worked with lovely old working horses like this one.

Ploughing A Furrow

Taken a long time ago at a visitor centre just outside East Runton, Norfolk, sometime in the 1970’s. Whether or not the place is still open or not I don’t know but at that time they gave demonstrations of how farms used to be worked with lovely old working horses like this one.

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Apr 2015, 03:49
It is a fine old picture, Brian.

I am not much of a horse person, but these huge, gentle varieties are special!
Brian Walbey: They are beautiful animals, sadly there aren't all that many left these days compared with times past.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Apr 2015, 06:53
Excellent - my father had a working horse like this
Brian Walbey: My paternal Grandfather worked on a local farm and had two horses to work called Boxer and Punch according to my Dad, who taught me a lot of the 'calls' they used to tell the horses what to do.
feels like back in time in this B&W
Brian Walbey: Yes that was why I presented it this way.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Apr 2015, 07:42
a fine picture from the good old times - but the working horses had a hard life.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, many of these old horses would not have been treated very well I'll bet. My paternal Grandfather worked on a local farm and had two horses to work called Boxer and Punch according to my Dad, who taught me a lot of the 'calls' they used to tell the horses what to do.
Excellent image of the past Brian!
You did a great scan job.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
A fine picture from your archive Brian
Brian Walbey: Wait a few weeks and there are a lot more scanned monos to come.
I see these wonderful horses from a workplace of mine. I love them.
Brian Walbey: They really are beautiful horses I feel, so much more so than race horses, although, to use the old expression, it's horses for courses I suppose.
Lets hope it is still going, essential Heritage for all to be aware of
Brian Walbey: Well this horse has no doubt gone to the big stable in the sky, this photo is well over 40 years old, but there are still some of these horses about.
I love the horse's bushy feet.

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