Isle of Man horse tram oven gauntlet featuring design by local artist Meriel Burden
Never burn your fingers again with this unique Isle of Man tram horse "Amby" gauntlet. Made in the UK and 100% cotton. A good quality product and a great design
The tram horses employed for pulling the trams along Douglas Bay promenade complete no more than three return journeys each day and, as the trams move on roller bearings, the horse only has to trot along in front, giving just the occasional pull to keep the trams moving. Most of the horses are home bred. There are usually about 22 horses employed. When they reach retirement age they live out their lives at The Home of Rest for Horses on the Island.
A little bit about the artist
Meriel Burden lives in the small rural village of Ballaugh on the Isle of Man with her three dogs, Alice the Greyhound, Varg and Tippi the Swedish Vallhunds, and her husband Nigel.
She graduated with a degree in Fine Art (Painting) in 1990.
Animals have always been a huge part of Meriel’s life and so after college this led her to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. She trained and qualified as a veterinary nurse at a veterinary hospital in Maidstone, Kent, and she enjoyed working there until illness forced her to reconsider her art background. Meriel couldn't envisage a working life without animals and so painting them seemed the best option!
Although the majority of Meriel’s commissions are from the UK, she can and does, send portraits to anywhere in the world.