In 1841 the North Midland Railway opened from Chesterfield to Rotherham (Masborough); the road from Tinsley to Canklow Mill was diverted to the south, under the railway and subsequently over the Rother on a new bridge.
But they walked; and it was a very tough journey.
The only new testament donkey of note was later ridden by Jesus as he approached Jerusalem on "Palm Sunday" to symbolically clear traders from the temple; thus confirming his Divine authority.
My temple will be called a house of prayer; but you have turned it into a hideout for thieves.
Perhaps if we removed the shallow gloss and false glitter from the Christmas story, it would become more real and more meaningful?
And fbb and Mrs fbb could have visited Exeter Cathedral without being trapped by a supermarket style till. They left WITHOUT paying or enjoying the spiritual peace of that magnificent pile. £5 a prayer session reduced to £3.50 for OAPs. BARGAIN!