Four-horse team 'Golden Star', at the Rising Sun during the First World War

Memories of early removal men, dustmen and a taxi service
Arthur George Askew was born in 1858. His father came to Loughton and started the family cartage business in 1861, but he died of consumption fairly young, so his wife Emma Askew continued running the business until 1898 when Arthur took it over, aged 40. He expanded the business under the name of A G Askew & Sons, until by 1914 there were about 40 horses based at their premises in Smarts Lane and Forest Road, Loughton. They were used to pull various vehicles for local traders, to fetch and carr