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In the Country


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Heavy Horse Power
At the turn of the century, the heavy horse reigned supreme; it was the power both on the land and in the city.
With the gloomy predictions that oil is running out, is there a practical future in a real revival for something like the heavy horse that is self-replacing, that can be fuelled off the land and has a high scrap value at the end of its working life?
To discuss the past, present and future of horse power, Angela is joined in the studio by Lee Weatherley , a chronicler of the history of the heavy horse; Joe Henson , who was a founder member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and has recently set up a centre for instruction in the handling and working of heavy horses; and Bernard Price , a country historian who enjoys looking back on the life-styles of people of bygone days.
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lee Weatherley
Unknown: Joe Henson
Unknown: Bernard Price
Producer: George Inger
Producer: Peter Crawford

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