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In days gone by when deliveries to pubs were by horse and cart it's hard to imagine the effort that goes into each delivery. A barrel of beer is 36 gallons, deliveries were in Barrels, Kilderkin (18 Gallons) and Firkins (9 Gallons). a fully loaded dray could be 360 gallons plus two Draymen. Firkins would be hand loaded but Kilderkins and Barrels had to be loaded by Rope and ladder (Ramp) and delivery into the pub cellar would be by dropping the barrels onto cushions beneath the cellar doors.
In General a Draft horse (Dray horse) used by the Breweries would be the British Shire horse bred for it's strength and docile aptitude, other breeds were employed and for the larger horse drawn dray the shire horse would be paired to haul the delivery.
Some breweries still maintain a dray horse and cart mainly for ceremonial and festive reasons but the general use of the dray horse declined in the early 1960's.

(Sorry about the slight Jaundice look in the picture, the whites are blown out and the white balance Picker tool in Elements software does not fully correct the colour cast.)

Nouchetdu38, fifi, Jeff Farley, Marie-claire Gallet and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Nicole Merdrignac
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Très belle photo. Cordialement. Nicole.
3 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Sadly I remember Horse drawn transport, they were used up to the end of the 1950s to haul bricks and tiles from the the brick yards to the docks for export to the continent and Ireland, and of course Buster the milkman still had a horse and cart.
3 years ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
3 years ago.
 Pam J
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The baker and the milkman still had horse drawn carts in London till I was nearly 5.
3 years ago.
Frode club
Nice shot.
3 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
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Nostalgic image Maurice.
3 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
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Great info and a superb shot Maurice.
3 years ago.

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