Ilkeston Cam On Holiday 2002 - South West Wales
Part 10 - Cardigan and the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm
The photos on this page were taken on Tuesday 16th July
The Tuesday of our holiday was another fine day although we did
pass through some low cloud and mist on top of the Preseli Hills
as we once headed north from Saundersfoot. By the time we reached
the main street in Cardigan blue skies were again to the fore.
The impressive building pictured above, the Guildhall, now houses the town's indoor market.
After a brief look round Cardigan, we set off again for our main
destination for the day, the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm. The farm
has a number of attractions for all ages ranging from an antique
corner and crazy golf to quad bikes and pony rides. One of the
most popular though is the bottle feeding of the calves.
Another interesting display took place in the on-site gift shop
where a lady dressed in the national costume of Wales demonstrated
the art of spinning.
But the star of the show was a seventeen hands high shire horse
called Duke. So big in fact that a chair was needed to help with
the fitting of his antique show harness as he stood patiently
in the stables.
And here is Duke in all his finery as he paraded in the farm
yard where he posed for numerous photographs with the visitors.
A little later Duke looked just as much at home in his working
gear, trudging up and down the fields harrowing the earth. Such
a huge beast but truly a gentle giant.