REGARDING the recollections about donkey stones by Mrs C. Knowles (Letters, February 22), I have known her for more than 60 years and at the time she speaks of I had a corner shop in Haslingden Road, Blackburn.

During that time I sold hundreds of them -- white, cream and yellow. The cream ones were the most popular and cost two old pence.

The customers were not very happy if I sold out of a certain colour and would pester me until I got another delivery. You were considered lazy then if you did not stone your front doorstep.

I'm glad Ada Gibson (LET, February 12), managed to get some sent to her.

B. BEARDSWORTH (Mrs), Churchill Avenue, Rishton.