Horrible On Nancy's Cart!
the Welsh cob is a familiar sight on the streets of capital, usually
trotting happily along pulling a cart of fruit and veg' to one
of the busy London markets.
whose pedigree title is Acacia Black Lady, recently found herself
towing an altogether less appealing load, however.
grisliest leisure attraction The London Dungeon recruited Nancy's
services, and those of her driver 19-year-old Jonathan Edwards
and his 15-year-old brother Jimmy, to help spread news around
the city of a new show based on The Great Plague of 1665.
Nancy, who is stabled in Enfield, was hitched up to a plague cart
with ragged mannequins, skulls and bones, and carrying Dungeon
actresses Kelly Philpott and Annie McCabe.
plague cart reaches Hyde Park. Left to right - Jimmy, Jonathan,
Kelly and Annie.
Jonathan and Jimmy were made-up in the style of plague-victims,
complete with fake sores and boils, for a macabre tour which took
in Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, among other
have thought people would be appalled, but in fact they loved
it," said Kelly. "Nancy was as good as gold, and seemed
to enjoy all the attention as much as we did."
Dungeon's new £500,000 feature takes visitors back to a
plague ravaged London, where they encounter all manner of horrors
a woman emptying a chamber pot from a first storey window and
animatronic rats to a six foot glowing skull complete with wriggling
worm in one eye-socket!
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