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WCF News: An English Afternoon

20th July 2013

An English Afternoon

A group from the Company were lucky enough to be invited to visit Liveryman Carl Boyde’s farm in Surrey and were shown a number of heavy horses all harnessed to ancient carriages, such as a World War 2 Ammunition wagon and a muck tipper cart. The horses stood patiently in the sun and looked magnificent; there were a couple of Percherons, another French type, a Belgian and a Shire with the most wonderful feathers. One of the highlights was the remarkable 15th Century barn whose oak beams predate all Livery Halls in the City. Carl briefed us the history and gave us a magnificent tea. The farm is not only an oasis nestling between the M25 and Heathrow but something of a time warp reminding us all of the things that mattered before car and plane. It was all very English and great fun for us all.


The farm house hit by a German bomb in 1942, hence strange shape at corner  

A Belgian horse and crew

Horse brass showing Field Marshal Monty  

Master Elect and Carl Boyde

Liveryman Kerry Welch, the Master’s lady and the Master Elect’s lady