; Confirmation date July 9, 1919 of the registration of the first Rootes Company at Maidstone (3)" /> The first hand drawn advertisement by William Rootes placed in the Kent Messenger 1914 written on the back of Wm Rootes handbill inscribed <I>"The Business at the Moment is to keep the flag flying"</I>; Confirmation date July 9, 1919 of the registration of the first Rootes Company at Maidstone (3) | Christie's