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Aug 2, 1913 (Kentish Gazette and Canterbury Press)


Canada, United States, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Free passages to Canada for Domestic Servants. Only £3 13s 7d for Farm Workers. No landing money required. No booking fees. Dates of sailings supplied free. Wanted for Canada Bricklayers, wages 2s 11d hour; Plasterers, Plumbers, 2s 6d hour; Paperhangers, Painters, 1s 8d hour; Printers 13s 6d to 15s per day; Gardeners 7s 6d day; Labourers, 7s 6d day; Domestic Servants and Farm Hands £4 to £6 per month; Charwoman, 10s day. Advice Free. You need only pay £1 deposit now, balance may be paid few days before sailing. Send now for a new list of sailings, post free, and to avoid disappointment book at once with Mr. Pain, Railway and Steamship Ticket Agent, 55, High Street, Ramsgate. Agent for Cook's Tours.



"Races take place in the month of August, on Barham Downs, within three miles of Canterbury, near the Dover road. The course, on which there is a commodious stand, has been greatly enlarged. The races continue two days, when the King's plate, the pricipal attraction is run for; but they are not so numerously attended as they were some years ago."

Directory 1847

In 1858 the chief trading establishments were breweries, maltings, tanneries, soap and candle works, brick-fields, whiting-works, lime-kilns, coach-lofts, tobacco-pipe making, iron-foundries, organ-building, linen-weaving, worsted manufactory and ropework.


"At Canterbury, muslins, brocaded silks, and stockings are made..."

The Beauties of England and Wales 1808


1871 Pharmaceutical Journal - Walter Finch GARRY, Canterbury (First or prelimary examination) Two hundred and ninety-four candidates presented themselves for this examination on the 3rd April; the following one hundred and sixty-five passed, and were declared to be duly qualified to be registered as apprentices or students.

In 1881 Walter F. Garry is apprenticed to Clifford PROBYN, Chemist in Hanover Square London.

He marries in 1885 in Lambeth, Frances Maria C. HUGHES of Peckham

Walter was born in the West Indies, Antigua (1881 shows him as being born in Canterbury)


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