Tuesday 11 November 2008 11.11pm
I live on The Cut
and occasionally in the past have heard the sound of horses hooves trotting along the street in the early hours, but always been too sleepy to get up and have a look. I've always assumed they were police horses. On Monday morning (10 Nov)I happened to be awake and bored by insomnia, when I heard horses hooves at about 6.10am and took a look out of the window.
I caught the tail end of a procession with at least two, elaborate, horse drawn carriages, sort of regal-looking. I only saw the second clearly, a couple of passengers were peering out. The carriages were followed by a 4 wheel drive/Range Rover type vehicle, and then a couple of mounted police.
They were going from the Old Vic end towards Southwark Station
About 45 mins later, I heard hooves again. This time it wasn't nearly as intriguing. Police horses seemed to be escorting a group of horse-riders back in the other direction.
Seriously, what's going on?! Even as I write this, I'm wondering if I was hallucinating or dreaming, but I DID see those carriages...all very surreal
Can anyone shed any light?