Minutes Wed 24 Apr 1850

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Wed 24 Apr 1850


William Williams of Cheltenham to be allowed same terms as Bilson and Crump Meadow Coal Company for coal delivered from Stonehouse Wharf.
Annual stoppage to be Friday 17 May to Saturday 25 May.
Mr Driver bought two oak trees for swing poles for lock gates at 1s 9d per foot and is to buy four more.
Mr Hawker to apply to Midland Railway to erect two gates under railway bridge over Navigation as proposed by Mr Marling.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Wednesday the 24th day of April 1850
Present: M^r Henry Sikes, M^r C H Fisher, J H Warman, R Martin, W Fryer, C Hooper, J C Croome, G H A Beard Chairman.
In reference to the resolution passed at the Meeting of the Committee on the 16th Jany last for allowing a drawback to the Bilson & Crumpmeadow Coal Company on Coals landed at Stonehouse & carried by the Great Western Railway to Cheltenham.
It was resolved that a similar Drawback be allowed to M^r Williams of Cheltenham on the same terms.
M^r Cooper the Auditor attended and stated that he has examined all the Books and Vouchers and found every Item correct.
The Treasurers Book was produced and examined and signed.
Ordered that the annual Stoppage of the Navigation do commence on Friday the 17^th May & end on Saturday the 25^th May both days inclusive.
M^r Driver reported that he had bough two Oak Trees of M^r Marmont for Swing Poles for Lock Gates at 1^s/9^d per foot delivered & could buy four more trees at the same Price.
Ordered that he shall buy such four Trees.
M^r Marling having applied to have two Gates erected under the Bridge for carrying the Railway over the Navigation.
Resolved that M^r Hawker apply to the Midland Railway C^o to erect such Gates as being needful to complete the Works of the Bridge.
Resolved that M^r Hawker be allowed to absent himself from the Office during the Stoppage of the Navigation.

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