Highlights – Horse and cart


The horse was still a common sight in rural England at the time of Kitchener’s photographs – in 1934, for example, there were less than one-and-a-half million private cars on Britain’s roads compared with 32 million cars today.

The Square, AkeleyThe Square, Akeley
, including a horse and carriage



St Mary's Road, Botolph Claydon
St Mary’s Road, Botolph Claydon. A girl stands next to a horse and cart outside an ivy-covered house.


The Halt, Bow Brickhill“The Halt” level crossing on the then Oxford to Cambridge railway at Bow Brickhill. The crossing gates are closed and a horse with rider waits at the right.



Market Square, BuckinghamMarket Square, Buckingham, with a horse and cart approaching and several motor cars parked


North Street, CastlethorpeA woman rides a horse down North Street, Castlethorpe



Main Road, Drayton ParslowMain Road, Drayton Parslow. Halfway down the road on the left-hand side is a public house, “The Horse & Jockey”, with a cart parked outside.



Bozenham Mill Lane, Grafton RegisBozenham Mill Lane, Grafton Regis. A horse and cart are moving away down the lane.



Country lane, Great BrickhillCountry lane, Great Brickhill, with a figure on a horse



Horseman in period costume, OlneyHorseman in period costume, Olney



Horseman in period costume, OlneyHorseman in period costume, Olney



Group in period costume, Olney“The Castle” public house, Olney. A woman and two girls are sitting in a small horse-drawn carriage outside.



Period costumes in carriage, OlneyA small horse-drawn carriage in Olney. Two elderly women and three girls, all wearing period costume, sit inside.


OvingA road in Oving with three houses and a horse and cart



High Street, PotterspuryA horse and cart are outside The Cock Inn public house, Potterspury



High Street, PotterspuryA man is guiding a horse and cart down the High Street, Potterspury



Blackwell End, PotterspuryBlackwell End, Potterspury, with a cart in the distance



The Strand, QuaintonA horse and cart in the distance on The Strand, Quainton



Memorial, SilverstoneA horse is in the middle of the picture at the Memorial, Silverstone



Home Farm, Leckhamstead Road, WickenFarmhouse and outbuildings of Home Farm off Leckhamstead Road, Wicken. A milk churn on the back of a cart can be seen obscured by a tree.


Tring Road, WilstoneTring Road, Wilstone. The “Half Moon” public house is on the left, with a horse and cart outside.