Minutes Tue 19 Nov 1895

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Tue 19 Nov 1895


No application from advertising canal house at Eastington.
George Gardiner of Chalford to be lock keeper and yard man at Eastington. 16s per week and house lately occupied by Mrs Sitlington from 18 November.
Mr Hooper reported conversation with Mr James Smart re loss of trade with Messrs Kemble & Dash’s of Stratford Flour Mills. Punts used on Painswick Brook badly out of repair. Railway afforded certain facilities. Mr Smart proposed to contribute towards punts to avoid losing trade. Desired to know whether Company would assist.
£100 tolls received in past year. Cooperation to extent of £10 to Messrs Kemble & Dash. Traffic to be maintained.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 19^th day of November 1895 @ 3,o,clock pm
Present: Mr C H Hooper Chairman, Mr A J M Ball, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr A B Hooper, Mr W J Stanton, Mr W^m Davies, Mr H H Mills Solicitor, Mr E P Little.
The Clerk having reported that no application had resulted from advertising the Canal House at Eastington he was directed to advertise further.
The Clerk reported that engagement of George Gardiner of Chalford, as lock-keeper and Yard man at Eastington, at 16/- per week and the house lately occupied by Mrs Sitlington, commencing from November 18^th 1895. Mr Hooper had met him by appointment with Mr Snape and considered him suitable.
Mr Hooper reported a conversation with Mr James Smart, who stated that Messrs Kemble and Dash of Stratford Flour Mills, had written to him saying they could not continue to take their grain by Canal for the reason, inter alia, that their punts, used to transfer cargoes up the tributary brook, were badly out of repair and they were not disposed to spend money upon them, especially as the Railway Co offered them certain facilities. Mr Smart had proposed to them to contribute towards the repair of "punts" to avoid losing the trade, and desired to know whether the Canal Company would assist.
It appearing that tolls on this traffic to the extent of nearly £100 had been received during the past year, Mr Hooper was authorised to see Mr Smart with the Clerk, and undertake to co-operate with him as suggested to the extent of Ten pounds, it being made clear that such contribution would go direct to Messrs Kemble & Dash, with an understanding that the traffic would be maintained.

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