Minutes Mon 18 May 1846

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Mon 18 May 1846


Mr Poole to find timber for repair of Gallows Bridge.
Messrs Hunt wrote expressing acquiescence of South West Wales Railway Co to our clause being inserted. Solicitor to negotiate on introduction of compensation clause into Bill similar to that in Glocester & Bristol Railway Act, in event of interruption of traffic during works of Railway.
Mr Sherwood could put in one pair of lock gates at the Blunder Lock, repair Dock Lock with pair of new breasts and put in new paddle at Lodgemore Feed, provided water not let out of canal 6 o'clock Saturday 30th and night of 8th June.
Mr Willson to charge 1d per ton per mile carried on T&S Canal but must be charge for 25 tons on Summit Level whether boat contained quantity or not.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Monday the 18th day of May 1846
Present: M^r Will^m Fryer, Dan^l Watts, Will^m Jn^o Wood, Jn^o Holbrow, Hen^y Wyatt Chairman, Geo Wathen.
M^r Sherwood reported that he had met M^r Poole with reference to the Gallows Bridge and that M^r Poole had agreed to find Timber for the Repair and that this Company should find workmanship.
Ordered that the Bridge be put in repair with the least possible delay.
Our Solicitor M^r Wathen reported that a communication had been received from Mess^rs Hunt with reference to the tonnage of Coal between the Pit's Mouth and the Severn and acquiescing on the part of the South Wales Railway Company in the Clause inserted in the Minutes of the adjourned Meeting of the 11th May.
Ordered that our Solicitor do negotiate for the introduction of a Clause into the South Wales Railway Bill similar to the one introduced into the Glocester and Bristol Railway Act with reference to compensation in the event of interruption of the traffic on this Canal during the period of the works of the said Railway.
M^r Hawker reported that M^r Willson and M^r Biddle had called upon him with reference to the Stoppage about to take place and wishing that only a week instead of a fortnight should be taken for the purpose.
M^r Sherwood stated that he could put in one pair of Lock Gates at the Blunder Lock, repair the Dock Lock with a pair of new breasts and put in a new paddle, etc, at Lodgemore Feed providing the Water was let out of the Canal at 6 O'Clock on Saturday the 30th Ins^t and kept out until the night of 8th June.
M^r Hawker reported that he had seen M^r Willson with reference to the tonnage of Corn, Iron & Salt carried on the Thames and Severn Canal and that M^r Willson had agreed to charge one penny per Ton per Mile on these articles without any restrictions as to quantity but that they must charge for 20 Tons on the Summit Level whether the boat contained that quantity or not.
Ordered that the following Bill be paid:
General Assemblies: 10^£..12^S..7^d
Price & C^o Timber: 18..4..-
C Hawker One Quarters Salary: 25..-..-
Jn^o Burbidge 2 months Salary: 10..-..-

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