The Tank Museum at Bovington visited The Countrymen’s Club this week to talk to us about ‘Warhorse to Horsepower‘, a reminiscence session that explains how the nature of the fighting in the First World War led to the decline of the cavalry and rise of the tank.
It was a fantastic afternoon as Felicity shared some interesting pictures, stories and artefacts with us about horses, farming and war time. The session was particularly interesting for the countrymen and women who attended as many remembered working with horses in the fields or seeing their parents do so. Many also remembered hearing the stories of those who served with horses in the First World War.
This surprise garment raised a few laughs, can you guess what it is?
Egg powder from the days of rationing was remembered fondly.
Do you know anyone this will fit?
Original WWI Calvary spurs