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    Gaza Trading Estate as an Army Barracks – The History!

    Gaza Trading Estate as an Army Barracks – The History!

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The History

Founded in 1963 by Bill Lucas, Mid Kent Sectional Buildings (or MKSB) was a ‘prefab’ recycling business. During the late 1970’s and early 80’s the business emphasis turned more towards new timber and sheet materials, eventually becoming Gaza Timber in 1996.

Before that time, Gaza Trading Estate had started its life as an Army Barracks during WWII

Many British Army Barracks have traditionally been named either after Battles or Generals. The completed Barracks built on the site at Eastwood farm was apparently given the name Gaza after the victory over the Turks at Gaza by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in June 1917 under the Command of Field Marshal Allenby.

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Christmas opening times and where to find us:

Christmas opening times

OPEN: 7:30 to 12:00 on the following days:
Friday 22 Dec

OPEN: 08:00 to 13:00 on the following days:
Wed 27, Thur 28, Fri 29 Dec

CLOSED: Sat 23, Sat 30, Mon 1st

Find us
Gaza Trading Estate, Scabharbour Rd, Hildenborough,
Near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8PL

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Gaza Timber's large premises with extensive shop and free parking are within easy access of Paddock Wood, Edenbridge, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells - we're just 5 minutes from the A21 at Weald/Hildenborough.

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