The smiling young man is Sandra’s Grandad who had to take over the family carting business at the age of 14. Sandra reminisces about him in an interview you can listen to here at our new podcast site.
Below is the coloured picture Sandra refers to in her interview, and below that one of the motorised vehicles that replaced the horses.
A statue to recognise the role of Liverpool’s working horses was unveiled in May but at the moment it’s looking a bit forlorn and lonely as it’s behind the new museum which is still not open to the public. There is a nice slide show of the unveiling here, and the ever thorough scottie press has a great page on workhorses and the life of the carters.