This display caught my eye today in a shop window in Hebden Bridge.
It was common practise once upon a time for a woman to mop her front doorstep and finish it off with a layer of donkey stone. I remember my mother doing this when I was a little girl in the 50s and early 60s. It looked lovely for a while then people would walk on it and it was back to being mucky again.
I’ve just been looking it up on the Net and it seems that donkey stones were made in Ashton and are still available there on the indoor market.