William Albery's West Street saddlery business was started by his great grandfather. Albery developed a keen interest in the history of saddlery, collecting examples of the saddler's art and craft dating from the 1850s onwards. He gave his collection to the town in the 1950s.
The Museum's new saddlery and lorinery display gives a flavour of Albery's shop. Items on display range from the state harness used by the Turkish Ambassador at the Coronation of Edward VII to a 1795 harness used on a cart horse. The collection of horse bits are just part of the 1,000 or more bits in the Albery collection.
Horsham Museum would like to thank the Worshipful Company of Loriners for their help with creating this gallery.