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This is an extract from Joseph Ramsden's evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee on the South Eastern Railway. A local fruit salesman and egg agent, he talks of the great contribution he believes that the area of Kent served by the railway could make to the supply of fruit in London.
Continued on page 3.
...it cheaply and quickly to London?
A: There would not be so many made in cider.
Q: You think they do make them into cider because they can do no better?
A: I am sure they do.
Q: Might not Kent be made extremely valuable to the metropolis for fruit?
A: In the Inland part particularly.
Q: What do you mean?
A: Toward the Weald of Kent.
Q: The course the railway proposes to take?
A: From what I hear of it.
Q: You deal in soft fruit as they are called?
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