Clovelly donkey film star

Alexander ‘The Great’

Clovelly donkey Alexander has been having time off from normal duties to star in a film being made on location by a London-based company. After a fortnight in Cornwall, the unit moved into Clovelly on Saturday to continue work on “Malachi’s Cove,” which deals with a girl’s friendship with a donkey. Alexander is seen here with “Bay” the daughter of his owner, Mrs R Creighton-Balfour, of Clovelly.

Clovelly donkey film star

The village still has about a dozen donkeys, which are more than picturesque. A couple are regularly employed in carrying the empties from the New Inn to the top of the cobbled main street.

Gazette article 25 May 1973


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