Evidence on lack of markets in Kent page 1

Evidence on lack of markets in Kent page 1
  • Title: Evidence on lack of markets in Kent page 1

  • Date : 24 March 1836, p.260

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

  • Description :

    William Knox Child, a local famer and landowner, gives evidence that the lack of suitable markets in Kent means that farmers are not able to get a good price for their produce. 

    Continued on page 2.

  • Transcript:

    Q: With a view to that description of population it would be very beneficial to the small farmer

    A: Yes

    Q: Does the Fruit in general sell badly for the want of better markets in your neighbourhood

    A: I sold a considerable quantity of finest apples last year for a shilling a Bushel and I leave Honourable Gentlemen to judge if I got a fair price, if I could have sent them further I should...

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