The Village of Clovelly in North Devon is famous for its donkeys, cobbled streets and fishing harbour. The high street is so narrow and steep motor vehicles cannot even pass through it today.
Years ago donkeys were used to transport luggage to the local Inn on behalf of all the tourists. Tourists did ride the donkeys sometimes but this was stopped around 1960 as some of the adults were too heavy to ride the donkeys.
Donkeys also carried other goods such as post, ash from the fires and fresh fish up the street but never carried goods back down the street as sledges were used for this.
Right up until the 1990s the donkeys were still transporting visitor's luggage, empty bottles, beer barrels, laundry, cardboard and rubbish bags.
It's still possible to see the donkeys in Clovelly today.
With special thanks to Clovelly Donkeys.