Minutes Tue 15 Jan 1901

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Tue 15 Jan 1901


Flood at commencement of New Year. Towing path near Dudbridge Lock washed down to underlying gas main. £5 12s to restore. Report from E Hill, wharfinger at Dudbridge. Cause of inundation with man in charge of brook sluices at Froomhall Mills.
County Surveyor sent quantity of rough gravel for repairs of Dudbridge Wharf.
Little widening to be made to gateway to Mr Taylor’s garden at Eastington.
Fair present supply of good water in trough by swing bridge at Downfield Cottages. Further investigation of source of supply.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 15^th day of January 1901 @ 3 o'clock pm
Present: Mr C H Hooper Chairman, Mr H H Mills Solicitor, Mr W Davies, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr E P Little, Mr W J Stanton.
The Clerk reported that the only damage of any consequence caused by the recent flood, at the commencement of the new year, was to the Towing Path near the Dudbridge Lock, which was washed down to the under-lying Gas Mains, and has cost £5..12..0 to restore. Some questions have been raised as the the Company's Servants having rendered due attention, the Chairman read a report from E Hill the Wharfinger at Dudbridge, which satisfied the Committee, and showed that the chief cause of the inundation lay with the man in charge of the brook Sluices at Froomhall Mills.
The Clerk reported that the County Surveyor had fulfilled his promise in sending a quantity of rough gravel for the repairs of Dudbridge Wharf which had yet to be rolled in.
The usual interval of '4 years' for the maintenance of the Company's exclusive right of way over their towing paths expiring next month, the Committee directed the Clerk to make effective arrangement for closing the towing paths to the public in sections as usual in February.
The convenience asked for by M^r Taylor at Eastington, Mr Snape had provided by a little ordering of the gateway to his garden.
The Chairman reported having visited (with the Clerk) the 'Downfield Cottages' & found a fair present supply of good water in the trough by the swing bridge. It was decided, before connecting the town water, to further investigate the source of this supply, and report to a later Meeting of the Committee.

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