Minutes Thu 23 Apr 1896

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Thu 23 Apr 1896


Full rent, not partial rent of £4, required from Stroud Gas Co for use of towing path in laying its pipes.
£5 more allowed towards repairs of punts to Mr Smart of Stratford Mills.
Messrs Wood & Rowe asked for modification on tonnage rates on coal from Staffordshire. No alteration allowed.
Seal affixed to agreement with Mrs Axford, tenant of house at canal wharf, Dudbridge.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 23^rd day of April 1896 at 3pm
Present: Mr E C Little Chairman, Mr W J Stanton, Mr H H Mills Solicitor, Mr C H Hooper, Mr E P Little, Sir W^M H Marling Bart.
The various Accounts, Books and vouchers signed by Mr Dudbridge the Auditor and certified to be correct were produced and passed.
The Treasurers Book was produced, examined and signed by the Chairman.
Mr Taylor having objected to certain stipulations or wording in the Agreement that had been prepared upon his taking the Canal House at Eastington, the matter was left in the hands of Mr Hamilton Mills to arrange.
The payment of the Stroud Gas Company of the full rent reserved by Act of Parliament for the use of the Towing Path in laying its pipes formed the subject of discussion, whereupon it was resolved that the full rent be required instead of the partial rent of £4 that had hitherto or for many years been paid for such use.
Mr Smart having applied for more allowance towards the repairs of the punts or boats used by him in conveying goods to the Stratford Flour Mills it was resolved that £5 be allowed.
Messrs Wook & Rowe also asked for some modification in the tonnage rages on Coal from Staffordshire, it was thought unadvisable to make any alteration in such tonnage rates either in the weight or otherwise.
The Seal of the Company was affixed to the Agreement with Mr Axford for tenancy of the House at Canal Wharf Dudbridge.
Cheques drawn: £ s d
H H Mills Esq: 7..10..0
Mr S J Dudbridge: 2,,12,,6
[Total] £10..2..6

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