Still defeats me that non urgent freight is not still transported by canal. Thatcher destroyed the railway system yet in Europpe there is a great deal of goods transported by rail,this lot finished the job by scrapping the travelling Post Offices
If it was used here the amount of HGVS taken of the road would make a great difference to road safdety and conjestion especially hazardous goods.
Have tried this a couple of times but only ever with one horse. A friend of mine has a phaeton gig and it was fun to go out around the country lanes in the sunshine gave you a really good feeling of being at one with nature! Don't suppose it would be so interesting when its raining though!
At 63 years old, I can just about remember horses on the farm where I lived but I do have much better memories of helping the 'milky' drive the horse-drawn float around the streets of Southampton back in the late 'Fifties.
I can still smell the aroma emanating from the tail end generally caused by little old ladies feeding too many slices of bread to the ever-hungry horse! :Wacko::Wacko:
And, of course, being sent out with a bucket and shovel to collect the horse droppings for Dad's rose garden :Angry: