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Berrington Hall, near Leominster, to host historic carriages exhibition
A VISITOR attraction is hosting a week long display of historic carriages from tomorrow (Saturday June 16).
Berrington Hall, in Ashton near Leominster, is joining forces with The British Driving Society Herefordshire to put on an exhibition of traditional carriages and driving accoutrements owned by local driving enthusiasts.
Members of the society will be on hand to talk about the items on show in the courtyard at the historic house between 11am and 4pm.
There will also be demonstrations on the different types of harnesses as well as how they are cleaned and cared for.
Carol Rossiter, manager of the Harness Room Gift Shop at the Hall, said: “We are really pleased to be hosting this exhibition. It is a great opportunity for people to find out about the type of carriages that would have been in use in large houses like Berrington Hall in the early 1900s.”
During the exhibition there will be six carriages on display, including a dog cart built in the late 1800s which would have been used by the master of the house to go game shooting with his dogs.
Kay Walton, area commissioner for the Herefordshire branch of The British Driving Society, said: "These carriages are not used very much any longer apart from in showing classes so this is a great opportunity for people to get up close and personal with a mode of transport from a much slower age”
The exhibition of carriages runs until Saturday June 22.
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