George Edward

Meet George Edward, the 13-year old prize-winning gelding belonging to Miss Peggy Barnes of Caherbrack, Ballinamult, Co Waterford.

This extract from a 1963 edition of Electricity News tells how Miss Barnes put the benefits of rural electrification to an unusual use, using her new electric hoover to groom George Edward, much to his delight:

… he seems to like the treatment very well, standing quietly during the operation and parading proudly afterwards flicking his glossy hide

Electricity News, 1963

Electricity News, 1963

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