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It was reported that William Brown, who spent most of his life on Margate sands with his famous donkeys, has died at the age of 80 years. Known throughout the town as “Old Bill Brown, the donkey man,” he took over the business from his mother, who ran It for many years. Mr. Brown made a number of trips to Ireland to buy donkeys and the latest drove for his business arrived In Margate several weeks ago. Mr. Brown was also In business as haulier, first with horses and then with motor vehicles.