The Horses of Baltimore

Horse-drawn wagons are used for recycling collection in some Belgian and French cities – a great way to preserve heavy horse breeds that might otherwise die out or be used for meat alone. Baltimore in the States has also preserved horse-drawn deliveries – once, of course, universal – as a way of getting fresh fruit and veg to people who might otherwise have difficulty obtaining it. Find out more at the Arabber Preservation Society.

Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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  1. I remember the Arabbers coming to my street when I was a kid – yelling out “Straaawberries!” etc. Very cool that they are still there. (I was a kid in the 70s – btw.)

    1. Very cool indeed. I wonder if “Arabber” comes from the Victorian English term “Street Arab”, which, back in the day, meant a homeless child, but could have gone through a few mutations to be a street vendor.

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