The coronation was a reminder that at one time almost everyone in Sheffield depended on horse power - even visiting royalty.
Horses pulled fire engines, ambulances and brewery drays, as well as passenger coaches, often stopping or terminating at coaching inns, some still operating today. They were loved and admired too, and parades and shows were held in their honour. And they transported royalty, including Queen Victoria, George V and Queen Mary, and Princess Beatrice, later Princess Henry of Battenberg.
Enjoy our canter through the glory days of horse power.
A carter with a police escort during the 1911 Coal Strike with Police Sgt Joe Hurst, right. www.picturesheffield.com Ref: s03756 Photo: .
2. Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria arriving for the opening of Sheffield Town Hall on May 21 1897. Pic: www.picturesheffield.com Ref No: s22585 Photo: picturesheffield
Princess Henry of Battenburg, leaving Midland Station for the unveiling of Queen Victoria's Statue Date: 11/05/1905. Pic: www.picturesheffield.com Ref: s03828 Photo: .
4. King and Queen
Royal Visit of King George V and Queen Mary, coach on Owler Lane, Grimesthorpe, Date: 20/05/1919. Pic: www.picturesheffield.com Ref: s03482 Photo: .