A Donkey Derby
- Dennants Bazaar and Goat Cart, Dovercourt Beach 1905.
- This postcard shows the goat cart at the bottom of Beach Road close to where the “Retreat” stood in 1905.
- Note the young man has his ‘persuader’ – a stick to encourage a "lazy" goats to move a little faster, or even to stop them eating your clothes ! The owner of the Goat and Donkey carts was Jim Osborne, who also used to run a taxi service between Dovercourt Station and the beach. Dennants bazaar, owned by Dennants (who also had a store in Station Road) where they sold fancy goods, confectionery, beach items, buckets and spades etc. note the buckets and spade in the window.