Esoteric London

No. 694: Berrymede Road, W4

Posted in Graffiti by esotericlondon on October 25, 2012

Berrymede Road, London, W4. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

The Horse World of London – W. J. Gordon, 1893:

When a military horse is ‘cast,’ and all military horses are ‘cast’ at fourteen years old, whether they be good, bad, or indifferent, a requisition for a substitute goes to the Remount Department at Woolwich, and the substitute arrives a day or two afterwards from the Emerald Isle, generally shipped direct by Daly or some other Dublin dealer. That the new horse is as good to look at as the old Yorkshire one, we have not heard any soldier declare, but he is at least thirty per cent. cheaper, and he seems to be strong enough for his work.

[The above photograph is of a work by Teddy Baden called Afghan Hound. To see more of Baden’s work visit his website by clicking here. R.D.]