Friday, June 20, 2008

Clovelly - 1951


Vintage Postcard of Clovelly posted in 1951 from nearby Westward Ho! This charming village on the north Devon coast of England is an important tourist attraction, famous even today for its steep cobbled streets leading down to the Bristol Channel and its donkeys. The donkeys were traditionally used for carrying goods up and down the streets - today sledges do the work whilst the donkeys are free to pose for tourists' cameras!

UPDATE 21 June, 2009

The man leading the donkey in this postcard was Gordon Perham (1920 - 1983), who became Harbour Master at Clovelly. Many thanks to his daughter for the information.

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