Minutes Tue 18 Jun 1895

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Tue 18 Jun 1895


Public bodies and Allied Navigations not to contribute to maintenance of Navigation until satisfied with navigation of upper part of canal.
No sale of land to Mr Sealey.
Permission given to Mr Louis Perry, on behalf of Stroud Swimming & Polo Club, to use canal for bathing above the Dudbridge top lock, provided Mr Baxter allowed shed erected on his land opposite.
National Telephone Co allowed to erect poles on towing path.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 18^th day of June 1895 @ 3,o,clock pm
Present: Mr E C Little Chairman, Mr H H Mills Solicitor, Mr C H Hooper, Mr E P Little, Mr A B Hooper, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr W^m Davies, Mr W J Stanton.
Mr Hamilton Mills pointed out 2 clauses in the amended Bill of the Thames and Severn Canal which provided that the Public Bodies and Allied Navigations were not to contribute to the Maintenance of the Navigation until the Majority of the Members of the Canal Trust were satisfied as to the navigation of the upper part of the Thames and alluded to other obstacles in the way of passing the Bill. Whereupon a discussion ensued which resulted in the matter being left in the hands of the Solicitors to the Bill in the hope that they might be able to remove the difficulties.
The purchase by Mr James Sealey of the small piece of land (see Minutes of last meeting) was discussed and Mr Sealey being in attendance he was informed that the sale could not be entertained by the Committee.
Permission was given to Mr Louis E Perry on behalf of the Stroud Swimming & Polo Club to use the Canal for bathing purposes above the Dudbridge Top Lock, provided that Mr Baxter allowed a shed to be erected on his land opposite.
The Chairman alluded the Canal Inspection which he with other members of the Committee made on the 10^th inst, the formal report of which would be presented at the next Committee Meeting.
The Seal of the Company was affixed to the Agreement with the National Telephone Company for erecting their poles on the Towing Path.
A Payment was made of £50 to Messrs Little & Mills on Account of disbursements in the matter of the Thames and Severn Canal Bill.

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