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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.
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Q: Are you aware if any Chalk is used in the Weald at all?
A: Not as Chalk but as Lime.
Q: Would it be desirable to have Chalk?
A: The report of the Farmers is that Chalk is the better of the two but the quantity required is too great for it to be used.
Q: Therefore they have lime if then can get it.
Q: Is there a great quantity of Cattle and Sheep and lambs sent from Tunbridge for the London Market or through it?
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