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.

Giddy~up!

 

 

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

tip-toe

can’t forget his lovely face too

blinkers

and off he went on his rounds

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

 

49 Comments

  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.
    https://thehopfarm.co.uk/ It’s a bit far south for you now though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Just checked this link you kindly left and realised I’ve been here a few times when they used to do the Military vehicle show in July each year, stayed in a local premier inn. They don’t do it anymore am sad to say.

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  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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    1. sorry, just found this in the spam folder!

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    1. Me too, they were lovely! Cheers Kim

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  4. 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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    1. Thanks Eddy, it would be lovely if they still used horses for agriculture.

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  5. 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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    1. It was a special ‘transport’ themed weekend, so not all the horses live there.

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

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    1. It was! Thanks 😊

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

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    1. Me too, cheers Jay.

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

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    1. They were gorgeous V-man, and so gentle. Like you! 🙂

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      1. Aww, you’re a sweetie.

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

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  10. 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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    1. Thanks Teagan xx

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  11. 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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    1. In my head I’m changing ‘blame’ to ‘am inspired by’ 😂😂 I just know you will embrace the retro with your T90, can’t wait to see what you do with it. Smiled so much reading your comment.

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      1. I just think it would be nice to have a few actual prints for a change. Better start saving for the processing costs! 🙂
        (And it was ‘inspired’ of course)

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        1. Hah yes, film and processing is not cheap. 🙂 I have mine scanned to a disc, and can then choose what I want as prints after, as I wouldn’t want the whole roll printed off.

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          1. A disc is a good plan. Is that in a mainstream shop, or do you recommend somewhere?

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          2. I use http://www.digitalab.co.uk co-incidentally they’re in Newcastle but I do it all by post. You can look up their stuff on line as they do all sorts of printing, canvasses and stuff. I’m also including a link to print off their order form if you want to use them, I just write on the bottom- “please convert to high res jpg’s on CD”. They ring me when it’s done, I pay by debit card, they put the disc/s in the post and I get them the next day. I once got sent low res jpg’s which is OK for internet but not as nice as the high res for printing, depends what you want. http://www.digitalab.co.uk/orderform.pdf

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          3. Thanks very much for the links, I will save them.

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  12. So cool to see those horses 🙂

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    1. It was, thanks Joshi 🙂

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  13. 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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    1. Thanks hunny xxx

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      1. You’re welcome, lovely.😍💙💜

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  14. The horses are so nice!

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    1. They are indeed, thanks for visiting 🙂

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

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    1. Ooh allo, thanks Ed! 🙂

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  16. […] 1 HERE     Part 2 HERE   Part […]

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  17. […] But first, the grainy ones, and again at the WW1 bash at Beamish (digital shots HERE) […]

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

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    1. Thanks Steve, yes, definitely worth a trip, but choose your time and check the website first for the sool events, the rest of the time it’s very kiddycentric.

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