My Life with The

WHITBREAD SHIRES

by John Sparks

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Welcome to my web site. It is a look into my working life with the Whitbread shires at the Garrett Street stable and
  on the Whitbread hop farm, Beltering, Paddock Wood. from 1961 to 1995, from stable boy to horse driver.

  I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I did putting it all together

  It's over 27 years ago on the 16th September 1991 that the London stable closed in Garrett Street
  Please click HERE for story and photos

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It is with great sadness that I inform you that our friend and colleague at Whitbread Ray Chalesworth passed away on the 9th May.
The photos show of happier times with Ray standing on the dray with John Lakin and some of his freinds from the Whitbread stable who attended his funeral on 13th June 2018.
L. R : Maureen Raine, Lisa Gower ,John Sparks, Lyn Sheen, Billy Sheen, Steve Tubb,
John Lakin, Colin Hurd, Dave Hatton. front : Kevin Robertsonn and Len Guy

John Laken
Whit boys
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John Sparks driving Jupiter and Saturn in Headcorn, Kent

John Sparks with Gilbert and Sullivan in the Garrett Street stable

Graham & Bill

John Sparks driving Jupiter and Saturn in Headcorn, Kent
Graham Geal and Bill Papworth

Below
John Sparks driving Jupiter and Saturn in Smitherfield meat market
with David Oliver

GS Yard
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