Beamish Museum ~ WW1 ~ Horses Edition ~ April 2018 ~ part 1

In April 2016 Sophie and I went along to the WW1 Vehicles & Steam fair at Beamish Museum.  On checking their website we found that this year they were doing horses of WW1.  The horses were not 100 years old of course, but there were people were all dressed up in period costume and showing how horses were used back then, so off we went to ride the trams and take photo’s of everything.

The Circle

The Circle is our favourite tram, and Sophie and I really want to sit on the balcony bit at the top there, but so far we haven’t managed to get on soon enough, we’ve only ridden in it downstairs.

We decided to walk anyway as we wanted to take pictures along the way.




It was great to see some big dray horses, I love their hairy feet!

They have lovely natures too

This next shot is the back of a field kitchen

Steam cooker

and this is the horse’s tail who pulled the kitchen.

and his feet, standing ver prettily I thought


can’t forget his lovely face too


and off he went on his rounds

We’re in for a few reports from this day out, so stay tooned


Categories: Adventures, animals, Event, Fuji, FujiX-T2, History, museum, people, people, photography, uncategorised, WW1Tags: , , , , , , ,


  1. I LOVE dray horses! They just seem like gentle giants! 💖💖 Great pictures!!

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  2. That museum always looks so interesting. I believe they filmed some of the Catherine Cookson films there, to give them the authentic period feel. I used to take my Mum to see the Whitbread Shire Horses, at the Hop farm in Kent. It’s a bit far south for you now though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Oh to have a horse like that, the mainstay of agriculture for so many years; I’ll have to work out how many oats I can buy for the cost of diesel for the tractor 🙂 Great pics, love the tram.

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  4. I haven’t been to many places in the North East, but Beamish is one of them. I loved it, but I don’t think there were many horses there that day.

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  5. Beautiful horses. Interacting with them must have been a high point in the day.

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  6. Horsies! I always love the fancy hoof hair!

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  7. Those horses are simply majestic creatures and you have captured that perfectly.

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  8. Great shots – I’m excited to see more!

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  9. What a cool post, Fraggle! I love that tram — great way to start the story. And those horses with their sweet big ole feet! I had a great time here. Hugs!

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  10. Just to let you know, I got a reasonable Canon T90 (at one time my favourite ever camera) for £40 off off Ebay. It was from the British Heart Foundation, so a double whammy, as the money went to charity. After looking around today, I got a decent 35-70 short (Canon FD ) zoom for less than £30 , so will be trying out film again before the summer is out. 🙂
    I part-exchanged a T90 system with flash and lenses for over £500 quid in 2001, for an autofocus Minolta Dynax 7, which is still in the loft. I could have used that of course, but I have always missed that T90 since the day I handed it over.
    All your fault, so I blame you!! 🙂 x
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  11. So cool to see those horses 🙂

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  12. Those hairy feet and tails are so cool!💜 I absolutely LOVE this post, Fraggle!💙 Thanks so much for sharing such great photos and taking me on a wonderful trip.😍 I love going on adventures via your website.💙💯💃🌠

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  13. I love your presentation of the horses.
    Warmest regards, Ed

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  14. Nice horsey shots! I will make it back to Beamish one day!

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