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It was a good article on the return of the Hoveringham Mammoth, to its original site (Mammoth Back On Old Stomping Ground, Advertiser, July 7).

It was certainly there in 1964 when the new Hoveringham Gravels offices were being built by Pumfrey’s of Gainsborough as I was one of the young builders working on its construction.

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I recall a lot of employees from Newark catching the works buses. A separate bus for workmen and office workers.

Harold Needler, who owned Hoveringham Gravels, was often mistaken for a member of the Needler’s chocolate family when, in fact, along with his brothers, was associated with Hull City football club.

He was always thought of as a gentleman who looked after his workforce and he always provided a Christmas party for his staff. ­— C. Hobby, Newark



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