Lest We Forget: Blackie the War Horse

November 11, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Loïs's design for Culture Knowsley's 'The Owl and the Pussycat' art trail (2022) commemorates Blackie the WWI War Horse, through a series of evocative reinterpretations of wartime photos and equine portraits. The statue is now on display in the lobby of Prescot Museum, welcoming visitors and staff as they come in from the car park.

2022 marked 80 years since Blackie's death.

He belonged to the poet Leonard Comer Wall. When Blackie died at the age of 35 in an RSPCA facility in Halewood in Liverpool, he still bore the scars of the shrapnel that killed his master.





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