Minutes Tue 22 May 1894

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Tue 22 May 1894


Letter to Mr Mahon, Thames & Severn Canal Co, from Mr Waddy recorded in minutes.
Letter from Mr Pelham of Board of Trade with amended or higher scale of tolls for traffic on T&S Canal.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 22^nd day of May 1894 @ 3,o,clock pm
Present: Mr E C Little Chairman, Mr H H Mills Solicitor, Mr A B Hooper, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr C H Hooper, Mr S S Marling, Mr W^m Davies, Mr A J M Ball.
The Clerk reported that as directed at the last Committee Meeting he had attended the Meeting of the Allied Navigations in Gloucester on the 3^rd inst when Mr H Waddy as the Secretary was instructed to write the following letter to Mr Mahon who represented the Thames & Severn Canal Co.
Dock Office, Gloucester
Mary 3^rd 1894
D^r Sir,
At a Meeting of the Allied Navigations held this day I reported that I had forwarded a copy of the resolutions passed at their Meeting on the 23^rd February, both to the Board of Trade and to your Company, and correspondence which had passed between the Board of Trade & your Company was also read, and with reference to you letter of the 23^rd February to the Board of Trade in which you state "that as negotiations with the neighbouring Navigations ae not sufficiently advanced to enable a definite statement to be presented" the Allied Navigations are of opinion that their resolution stating "that they would endeavour to concert means for the restoration & maintenance of this Canal if the Canal can promptly be handed over to them free of Cost", calls for a reply from your Company as until such a reply is received no action on their part is possible. Will you therefore be good enough at an early date if possible, within a fortnight, state whether your Company is prepared to negociate on this basis.
Yours truly
Hubert Waddy
H Mahon Esq
Thames & Severn Canal Co
and that as yet he had received no reply to it.
He also stated that he had received a letter from Mr Pelham of the Board of Trade with and amended or higher scale of Tolls for traffic on the Thames & Severn Canal which higher scale was submitted to the Committee and considered satisfactory.
The Annual Inspection of the Canal was fixed for Monday the 4^th June.

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