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Preston 1952

For anyone living in Preston prior to say 1970 this would have been a familiar sight. Mrs. Sarah Singleton, aged 71, donkey stones the pavement in front of a Preston Pub.

Donkey stones evolved from the need to apply a non slip surface to stone mill steps in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

 

For more information about Donkey Stones click Here

 

Image courtesy of The Lancashire Evening Post www.lep.co.uk

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Taken on December 12, 2009