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"Who's Who" On the Hoof

A tour of the Home Of Rest For Horses in Cricklewood, where tired horses, including war veterans, are given a break from their toils.

Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Silent

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The Home Of Rest For Horses moved to Cricklewood in 1908, where it continued the work started by founder Ann Lindo of providing a place for London’s working horses to get a rest from their back-breaking activities. This film shows some of the residents in 1926, including Roger, who was found riderless at the Somme and now pulls on a rope with his teeth to ring a bell and attract attention; Nobby, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown; and war veterans Punch and Sunny Jim.