Coal transport / Horse-drawn cart
Before the canals and railways coal was transported by road and was therefore mainly for local use. The coal delivery from horse-driven two-wheeled carts, through to four-wheeled drays could be seen in the collieries or in the street. A popular scene at that time was fully decorated horse walking along the street to deliver coal to people’s front doors. These decorations on the horses were in the form of horse brasses and can still be seen decorating public houses and people’s living rooms today.
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