World's oldest Suffolk Punch horse dies

A SUFFOLK Punch horse believed to be the oldest in the world has died just a week after his birthday celebrations.Remus, who lived at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, reached his 28th birthday last week.

A SUFFOLK Punch horse believed to be the oldest in the world has died just a week after his birthday celebrations.

Remus, who lived at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, reached his 28th birthday last week.

The horse, who was brought to the museum in 1980, proved a big hit with visitors to the museum.

Museum director Tony Butler said: “Remus will be sadly missed not just by staff but by generations of Stowmarket children who have grown up recognising him as a symbol of the museum.

“In his prime Remus was the museum's working horse and was used for harrowing, loggings and cart rides for the public.

“For the last seven years he has enjoyed a well-earned retirement.”

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Remus will be cremated and his ashes interred upon the museum site.

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