SALON NO 95: THE HORSE POWERED CITY
The Horse Hospital
Thursday 28th July 2022 at 7:00 pm
Come for a canter through London's extraordinary history of the horse - in an actual Horse Hospital. Until the early 20th Century, London was completely pervaded by the sights, sounds and smells of horses. Personal and public transport, employment, industry, military and ceremonial activities all depended on them.
Admission: Tickets £7.00/ £9.00 in advance only HERE
From the towpath to the taxi, Historian of Science LAURENCE SCALES will celebrate the mark that horses have upon London's transport, architecture, industry and infrastructure - and explore the horse's afterlife beyond the knacker's yard with a horse miscellany, including the horsey railway, the afterlife of the Victorian horse, the recycling of the dead animal - and horse-hair tooth brushes.
The Household Cavalry still guards the Queen on ceremonial occasions in London and across the UK. Formed in 1661 under the direct order of King Charles II, Its headquarters - along with its museum and a working stable - sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall one of the city’s most historic buildings. Household Cavalry Museum director ALICE PEARSON tells tales of its history, the use of the horse in the city’s Royal ceremonies, horses' military roles and how they are still employed today in coordination with modern life.