Evidence on transport of animals, page 4

Evidence on transport of animals, page 4
  • Title: Evidence on transport of animals, page 4

  • Date : 25 March 1836, page 13

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HC/CL/PB/2/2/36

  • Description :
    William Jewhurst, a retired Miller and Corn Merchant living in Tonbridge, gives evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee on the South Eastern Railway about the transport of animals and meat to London.
  • Transcript:

    Q: In Kent?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Is it attended by many persons and dealers from London?

    A: At times by several it very much depends on the state of the London market if they are induced to come into the Country to buy.

    Q: Do you imagine that if a Railroad existed it would be resorted to by many more?

    A: By many more.

    Q: Both from the facility of their passage into the Country and the transit of the Cattle home?

    A: Exactly so.

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