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Speen village sign depicting local trades
Speen shown within Buckinghamshire
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The Horse Trust, based at Speen, provides a home of rest for horses, and is the place where some horses in royal or military service are retired to when they get too old or become injured. Many of the horses that were injured when the IRA bombed the Royal Horse Guards in the early 1980s were brought here (Sefton being the most famous), and the stables have become a popular tourist attraction for animal lovers.
With a population of around 600, Speen has a pub, the King William IV, and a small shop and Post Office named Speen Stores. A former pub, The Old Plow, was for many years run by Ishbel MacDonald daughter of the 20th century Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald; it was then a restaurant until March 2015 when it closed. Speen is a short distance from Chequers, the Prime Minister of the day's country residence.
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