HUNDREDS of visitors were taken back in time when they given some rare insights into how life was lived in the rural past.
The heavy mob were in town and their presence lit up Capel Manor Gardens in Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, on Sunday.
The gardens’ 30 acres of grounds were the perfect setting to showcase Britain’s agricultural heritage as glorious giants of the equine world competed in several classes at the Herfordshire Heavy Horses Association’s annual event.
All were displayed in their finery and visitors came from far and wide to see the horses in action.
People who attended were able to enjoy dray rides and there was a farrier on hand offering tips. There was also an obstacle course competition, dog agility display and stalls to entertain visitors.
Exhibitor Stephen Hagger, who took his horse Pelham Peggy May to the event, said: “It was a record turnout of horses on the day – people came from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Sussex. It was a very successful event.
Here are some of the pictures from the event.
Photographer: John MacDonald-Fulton.