Please visit our dedicated


    for full details of this project and to view our specially created
    on-line archive 
    featuring interviews with
    Fenland horseman and women.

    In 2013 The Field Theatre received funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund for a two year project documenting the myth, magic and drama of the  'Golden Age' of heavy horse keeping in the Fens.

    The project was managed by  ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire) and led by The Field.

    The funding enabled the team to hold community history gathering workshops, collect oral histories and reminiscences from the few remaining living Fenland horsemen and women. The Field production team produced an acclaimed documentary DVD: The Horseman's Word, and a touring exhibition.

    The Field have created a dedicated website for this project where you can discover many fascinating facts about the lives of working horses.

    Such was the demand for more information, The Field produced an accompanying book.

    The Horseman's Word Book: £3.50    DVD £10

    Sales and requests for screenings to:

    View the trailer for Horseman's Word at:

    the Horseman's Word Trailer HD 1  

    The Horseman's Word.

    25 min drama doc, exploring the social history, myths and magic of the Golden Age of the Fenland Heavy Horse.
    Sole funder: Heritage Lottery Fund.
    Written & directed by Deborah Curtis (Field Theatre Group)
    Producer, art director, Jennifer Stevens (Field Theatre Group)
    Cinematography & editing, Peter Harmer (Storiesinfilm)

    Straight from the horse's mouth
    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview -  3rd June, 2013. Sue Marchant went along to find out all about it: