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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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A: A considerable portion of what is sold at Tunbridge goes to London it is distributed thro' the other parts of London and Rochester a portion goes to London.
Q: Is there a quantity foes in Carcase?
A: Yes some of our Butchers make a regular practice of sending Sheep not Cattle but Sheep.
Q: How do they go?
A: In Carts and Waggons.
Q: Would it be material that that sort of commodity should have a rapid Conveyance?
A: I think very much...
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