The Chalford Donkey delivering shopping

Posted on 11. Feb, 2012 by in Community, Featured, History

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A West Country Tonight film. Chester the Chalford Donkey delivers shopping around this Gloucestershire village every Saturday. In this clip, we see him walking the steep paths where in times gone past donkeys used to deliver bread, groceries and coal. Chester and his friend Teddy are part of a revival of this tradition and the villagers of Chalford are pleased to receive their shopping by this unusual method of transport.

See also video at: http://youtu.be/y1xSomCnazA

And in the snow of December 2010: http://youtu.be/q4dmTDe0cC0

And the Dancing Chalford Donkey at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/dancing-chalford-donkey/

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