For the successful tradesman and the London costermonger the donkey drawn barrow came to replace the baskets and the hand carts. Hundreds of donkeys were drawn up at the markets for the carts to be filled with fresh fruit, vegetables and fish and on Bank Holidays, the donkey would be used to take the family for an outing. With all this activity there was a thriving trade in donkeys.
Donkeys carrying goods to market
By Jenifer Tucker - Posted on April 10th, 2008