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1916: From lorry back to horse

A carrier the only one between Cuckfield and Brighton, acting as his own carter, sought an extension of his certificate. He had advertised his business for sale, he said, but could get no satisfactory offer. His brother, his partner, had joined up. He had as as much business as he could manage single-handed. He took farm produce into Brighton for sale.

The Chairman said that now petrol could not be obtained they had to depend on horse vehicles. Applicant also conveyed the hospital requisites from the Cuckfield Park depot. It was decided to grant conditional exemption as long as present circumstances continued.

Mid Sussex Times, 26 September 1916

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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