• Title
  • Reference
    CR SDG
  • Production date
    1940's - 1970
  • Creator
  • Creator History
    The Sandwich and District Growers Ltd, a horticultural co-operative marketing society, was formed in 1941 to assist local growers in the Kent area in the event that transport was disrupted by the war. Proper trading began in 1948 and membership and turnover steadily increased so that by the early 1960's annual sales were worth over £220,000. The co-operative marketed all types of produce apples, pears, cherries, plums, soft fruits, vegetables and other market produce. It's depot was at Grove Road, Preston 9 miles North East of Canterbury and included a fruit grading and packing room, a vegetable sorting and loading shed and a despatch department which possessed a fleet of 10-12 vehicles. Membership of the co-operative was open to growers who had a £5 shareholding but this was later increased to £50.
  • Scope and Content
    Records of Sandwich and District Growers Ltd.
  • Extent
    227 Documents
  • Level of description
  • Content Subject
  • System of arrangment
    CR SDG/AC1/1-8 Ledgers CR SDG/AC2/1-7 Cash Books CR SDG/AC4/1-20 Pass Books CR SDG/AC6/1-28 Other Accounts CR SDG/AC7/1 Bank statements CR SDG/AC9/1-91 Invoices CR SDG/AD2/1-32 General Administration Records CR SDG/AD3/1-9 Labour Records CR SDG/AD4/1-5 Premises Records CR SDG/AD5/1-5 Materials Records CR SDG/AD8/1-3 General Correspondence CR SDG/CO2/1-5 Company Records CR SDG/CO3/1-7 External Agreements CR SDG/ET1/1-2 Records of experiments and trials CR SDG/MP1/1 List of growers CR SDG/P2/1 Brochure CR SDG/PH2/1-2 Photographs