The Wild Horses of Newbury and the Yellow-coat hordes
‘The Wild Horses of Newbury’ is a film and poetry recitation by Mark Carroll made on a February dawn in 1997 at the building site of the Newbury Bypass and is a heart rending film documenting the yellow-coats swarming on the ancient English countryside felling a pair of ancient oak trees with manic electric scythes in a matter of minutes and leaving piles of charred remains in their wake.
Seemingly from nowhere, two wild horses appear and try to disrupt proceedings, even confronting a riot police horse.
The film and poetry by Mark Caroll is poignant and catches a glimpse of the mystical nature of the English countryside despite the dark scenes of destruction. A truly magical moment.
England, what has become of you?