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George Appleby joined Kew as a pony-boy (a stable hand), at the age of 14 in April 1931, earning 18 shillings a week. After three years he was promoted to the post of junior Carter, and by 1938 became a full Carter. He continued to work with the horses until he was transferred to the constabulary in 1951. He retired in 1982

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 10645312

Date: 12th February 2015

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Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Filename: p124 006838LA20120830-109 stables.jpg

Image Size: 4516 x 2928 Pixels

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Associated Categories: History

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Associated Categories: Portraits

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