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KNIGHT, George Henry - Market Gardener's Sales Book, 7 Belmont Terrace, Badsey


The book contains pre-printed forms customised for G H Knight, which are perforated and with a carbon copy beneath. The pre-printed form has the address and name at the top with a space for a date (the numbers 194 already being pre-printed, thus definitely dating the book to the 1940s). The first entry is for 12th September 1946, 15 boxes of runner beans to C H Deakin Ltd, Manchester. The last entry by G H Knight is for 17th June 1948, 9 half bundles of best grass, 9 half bundles of seconds in 2 flats to C H Deakin Ltd, Manchester. C H Deakin Ltd was the company which G H Knight primarily supplied, but also mentioned are: Francis Nicholls Ltd, Birmingham; Ridley & Houlding Ltd, Covent Garden; E Marshall & Son, Birmingham. The book was then used by E R Knight of Silk Mill Cottages on 18 occasions in 1950.

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13.7 cm x 20 cm
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Hard cover order book, stitched at centre, containing forms with carbon copies
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George Henry Knight (1882-1948) was a market gardener and fruit grower who lived at 7 Belmont Terrace (25 Willersey Road), Badsey, all his married life. The references to "grass" are for asparagus. George died in July 1948, about four weeks after he made the last entry in the book. His son, Ernest Ronald Knight (1916-1994) of Silk Mill Cottages, was also a market gardener and used up some of the pages in the book in 1950.

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Alfred John Haines (known as John), 23 Chapel Street, Badsey
Found by John Haines in an old caravan on his land; the land was formerly occupied by Ron Knight (son of GHK).
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