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From the Sussex Express, 11th February 1888


This event was held on Monday, under the presidency of the Hon A Brand. There was a large attendance of shareholders and directors.

The Chairman read a letter from Mr J T Firbank highly commending the cement supplied by the works. He had received letters from other customers speaking in the highest terms of the quality of the cement, and there were several large orders on hand. The Glynde Telpher line,which had proved an extremely cheap carrier to the company, had been purchased on exceptionally advantageous terms. It had cost over £3000, but they had bought it for £250 down and £150 more to be paid if it proved altogether satisfactory. This was a first-rate bargain (hear, hear). The line would be carried further, right to the pits, and by this means no doubt a considerable economy would be achieved. The Chairman explained that in the interest of the company, which at times found some of its hands disposed to be migratory, by arrangement with Lord Hampden, a number of cottages were to be built, which would have the effect of fixing the workmen to the spot.

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