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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Doing the decent thing.


Following on from a previous posting regarding M. J. Harlow Mineral Water Manufacturers Margate. I have received a number of emails from Joyce Greaves who happens to be a direct descendant to M J Harlow . Joyce has sent me some facts and images that will be of great interest to local historians and mineral water bottle collectors alike. However, I have suggested to Joyce that she writes up a story and send it to a local paper. On my part I given her one of the bottles in the picture compliments of the Margate Historical Society.
If anyone has any snippets, ads etc., regarding M J Harlow just send them to me and I will forward them to Joyce.

3 comments:

Lynn Jackson said...

Thanks Tony, that will be lovely, please ask her to let us put the story when she has done it onto the Historical Society Blog page as well.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Yes please tell her we wait in anticipation .....please put it on the website I never buy a local anymore and infact only buy one paper a week for the TV supplement.I am not tight but with so m,uch news online I dont need them

Suzannah Foad said...

Thought you may be interested in this.

Funeral of Margate Trader - Mr C HARLOW
Isle of Thanet Gazette 6th Feb 1945

The funeral took place at Margate Cemetery on Tuesday, of Mr Charlie HARLOW, of 27 Addiscombe Road, Margate, who died suddenly at his home the previous Thursday.

Mr HARLOW, who was known not only in Thanet but all over Kent for his association with the mineral water manufacturing trade, had attended to his usual business on the day of his death, and visited Canterbury. After supper he complained of feeling unwell and passed away before the arrival of a doctor.
Aged 68, Mr HARLOW, was born at the Brewers Arms, High Street Margate, of which his father was the licensee.

Early in his life he was associated with four brothers, in a mineral water business in Addiscombe Road, but later he joined a similar firm in Hawley Street. He became Secretary to this company and its associated company of wine and spirit merchants at Canterbury, remaining in that position until his death.

Before the last war, Mr HARLOW was second officer in the Margate Ambulance Corps and a member of the R.A.M.C. Territorials. He served in Italy and France from 1914-1918 and became sergeant-major of the 31st South East Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance.
His wife died in 1929. He leaves two sons and three daughters