When: 6th May 2017, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG
£: Free, no need to book
What is it?
On Saturday 6th May, the Museum of Liverpool will be celebrating the work of the Liverpool carters and their horses.
Remembering the Liverpool carters will give visitors the chance to discover more about how the cart-horses and carters kept Liverpool’s docks running smoothly, as well as take part in various activities during the afternoon.
This year, artist Judy Boyt will be talking about her sculpture, Waiting: The monument to the Liverpool working horse, which is at the centre of the day’s activities.
The day’s events will begin at 1.30pm with a chance to look at some of the model carts, old photographs and horse gear from the museum’s collection. There will also be the chance to make paper flowers to decorate the horse sculpture, in keeping with the traditional May Day celebrations of the carters.
At 1.40pm Sharon Brown will be giving an Introduction to the Liverpool Carters, and at 2pm David Charters will be giving a talk on horses. Judy Boyt will be talking about her sculpture at 2.45pm, this will be followed by a procession to decorate the Liverpool Working Horse Monument at 3.15pm.
More info: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk