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1906: Tarring the roads in Cuckfield

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Sussex Agricultural Express - Saturday 23 June 1906


In consequence of road watering being stopped, the Urban Council has some £10 in hand, and it has been decided to expend it giving coatings of boiling tar to certain portions of the town, viz., Broad-street, High-street and Whiteman's Green. The Surveyor has found that dressing the road with tar does away with the dust nuisance, for which motor-cars are largely responsible. His plan is to sweep the road, then place the tar upon it, and next the road sweepings.

Cuckfield High Street c1900

The cost works out at 1 1/2 per yard super.

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