Minutes Tue 21 May 1889

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Tue 21 May 1889


Messrs Marling & Sons claim of £8 15s for damage to their boiler owing to breaking of chain of crane. Company liable. Committee submitted to claim and directed its payment. Company in future not responsible for lifting of weight over 5 tons.
Messrs Butt & Skurray’s application for reduction on toll of wheat brought to Lodgemore not entertained.
Chairman reported on his interview at Ebley with Mr Savage, road surveyor, and Mr Hall, sanitary inspector, as to their culvert under canal there.
Mr Miles requested to offer reversion in fee of strip of leasehold land at Ryeford to Mr Scarborough with rent of 10s at £25.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge office on Tuesday the 21^st day of May 1889 @ 3.o.clock pm
Mr E C Little Chairman, Mr H H Mills, Mr W^m Davies, Mr E F Gyde, Mr C H Hooper, Mr W J Stanton, Mr E P Little, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr Jno Howard, Mr G H A Beard.
[17] The Chairman read the letter he had written to Mr Fallows terminating his connection with the Co & Mr Fallows' reply accepting the Chairman's letter as notice thereof.
[54] A letter to the Clerk from Messrs Marling & Co Limited was then read by him in which he claim of £8..15,,0 for the damage done to their Boiler owing to the breaking of the chain of the crane was renewed, whereupon a discussion ensued and Mr Hamilton Mills the Solicitor of the Company advised that the Company was legally liable, the Committee most reluctantly Submitted to the claim and directed its payment.
[11] It was then determined that the Co should not in future be responsible for the lifting of any weight over 5 tons & that notice should be put on the Crane to this effect. The propriety of having the chain tested was also discussed but his was left for future consideration.
[46] Messrs Butt Skurray & Co having declined to give the undertaking referred to in the last minutes the Committee decided not to entertain their application for a reduction in the toll on wheat brought to Lodgemore.
[11] The Chairman reported the interview he had had at Ebley with Mr Savage the Road Surveyor and Mr Hall the Sanitary Inspector as to their using the Culvert under the Canal there and Mr Hamilton Mills was requested to write to the latter with a view to having the subject brought before the proper Authorities - the notice of the Road Authorities having previously been directed to it.
[23] Mr Mills was also requested to offer the reversion in fee of the strip of leasehold lad at Ryeford to Mr Scarborough with its rent of 10/- at the price of £25.
[22] The Annual inspection of the Canal was fixed for Saturday the 1^st June at 9am.
Cheques drawn: £ s d
W^m Millard: 8..11..0
May 31^st Messrs Marling & Co: 8..15..0
[Total] £17..6..0

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