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Saturday 17 July 1915 – Gardeners and railway transit

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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The railway companies in the Vale of Evesham are anticipating a very difficult time during the plum season, and are anxious to obtain the co-operation of growers and dealers for their mutual advantage. For a considerable time past it has been the rule not to accept goods at Evesham stations after six o’clock in the evening, but this rule has been more frequently honoured in the breach than in the observance. The railway companies with depleted staffs in the offices, in the cartage and loading departments, and with the lines occupied for military purposes, now find that unless this rule is strictly observed delay in transit is inevitable. They therefore ask us to inform growers that on and after August 4 nothing will be accepted at either of the Evesham stations after six o’clock, at which hour the gates will be closed. They also wish it to be known that no consignment will be accepted at all unless it is accompanied by the consignment note. We are confident the growers will appreciate the difficulties of the companies, and will see for their own benefit as well as for the convenience of the companies that these rules are observed.