Evidence on transport of animals, page 3

Evidence on transport of animals, page 3
  • Title: Evidence on transport of animals, page 3

  • Date : 25 March 1836, page 12

  • 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.

    Continued on page 4.

  • Transcript:

    A: ...so.

    Q: Can you as a farmer or knowing the Country I should rather say tell me whether what we have heard [illegible] as to the damage to Cattle and Sheep by driving [illegible] long journies is prejudicial to them?

    A: Decidedly it is, I am farmer enough to know that from my own experience.

    Q: They lose not only weight but quality?

    A: Yes condition and health.

    Q: do you consider Tunbridge to be one of the largest Cattle Markets in Kent?

    A: I think it is the largest.

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