Champion Vaux horse dies after two decades of dedicated service at Beamish Museum
A horse who started out his working life pulling Vaux supplies through Sunderland before later bringing joy to millions of museum visitors has died.
Justin was four-years-old in 1998 when he became one of five to be taken on by Beamish as the Wearside brewery ceased production.
It is believed Justin, who went into semi-retirement when he was 21 and once graced the front of Beamish’s visitor guide, could have been the last of Vaux’s horses.
The museum’s bosses have led tributes to the 17hh liver chestnut gelding, with more than 100 messages flooding in from Facebook followers sharing their... read more
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