A popular horse that lived at Standalone Farm in Letchworth has died.

Jim, a Shire Horse, spent 16 years at the farm before he "passed away peacefully" late on Friday, November 17.

The farm's Facebook page was flooded with memories of Jim after they announced the sad news at the weekend.

Their post on the social media platform stated that Jim "was an ambassador for Standalone" and was "loved by many generations of visitors".

"He passed away peacefully surrounded by the team who loved him dearly and cared for him daily.

"He has left a big hole in the farm, and we are keeping a close eye on Tot, who as you know has been best friends with Jim for nearly 25 years.


"Jim will be greatly missed by the team, as well as by all of the families and children that have visited him over the years."

Hundreds of people responded with their own memories and photos of seeing Jim at the farm over the years, and Jason Valentine, the manager of the farm, has now confirmed that a plaque will be installed in memory of Jim.

Jason told the Comet: “We’re sad to say goodbye to Jim – he was such a delight to have on the farm, and I know he brought a lot of joy to our visitors.

"I know for lots of families, visiting Jim and Tot was the highlight of their visit – we’ve been blown away by all of the wonderful comments and memories on our Facebook page – just goes to show how many families really did love him.

"To commemorate him, we’ll be installing a plaque on his stable so that his memory will live on at Standalone Farm for many years to come.”