100,000 costermongers' donkeys worked in and around the market. The picture source says: "In the 1860s there were as many as 2,000 donkey barrows on a Saturday morning in Covent Garden Market."
donkeys of Covent Garden
Started by Samuel Gurney MP and the barrister, Edward Thomas Wakefield. Founded as the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association it changed its name to include cattle troughs in 1867. London...