Wrexham National Trust shire horses replaced after appeal
Two retiring shire horses have been replaced at an 18th Century stately home in Wrexham following an appeal.
Jerry and Claire, aged 20 and 16, have been replaced after more than 10 years at the National Trust's Erddig house.
After a £9,000 fundraising appeal, Jim and John, aged seven and 12, were bought to take over the job of pulling carriages and taking part in tours.
The shires and Welsh cob mixed breeds were bought from a retired private carriage driver in Bristol.
They have also been joined by two rescue donkeys, Tambo and Lofty, marking the first time Erddig has had the animals in 100 years.
The pair were adopted from the Donkey Sanctuary.