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The Pest Detectives: The Definitive Guide to Rentokil by Rob Gray

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Yew Lodge

At this time, Rentokil showed how seriously it was taking staff development and its ability to provide customers with unmatched expertise by purchasing at auction a site for use as a residential training centre. Yew Lodge was located close to Felcourt. Back in the days when Henry VIII appropriated vast swathes of land from the church, it was part of the manor of Felcourt granted to Sir John Gresham. For most of the 19th century, the site was referred to as Little Felcourt Farm but it was eventually renamed in honour of the vigorous yew tree in its grounds, thought to be over 500 years old. It was incontestably a magnificent place to come for training. Entering through a dark oak door, visitors would walk across the mosaic tiled floor ...

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