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Before the arrival of the South Eastern Railway local farmers foudnit very difficult to obtain chalk and other soil improvers, as discussed in their evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee.
A: ..part of the ploughed land in the Weald of Kent it does little good the expence is such as to preclude its being used in a larger quantity.
Q: Instead of being 3 tons an Acre you ought to put more but for the expence?
A: If we had 5 ir 6 it would do more good.
Q: How long does that last one lime, that manuring?
A: We don't consider it lasts more than 2 or 3 crops.
Q: Do you know the difference between the price of a ton of lime and a ton of Chalk?
A: I do not exactly.
Q: The one is more than the other of course?
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