Minutes Tue 21 Jan 1902

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Tue 21 Jan 1902


Mr E Northam Witchell and William Henry Cox Fisher claimed shares nos.39,40,41,75,101,184, will of Charles Hawkins Fisher.
Stroud Rural District Council intended to lay pipes through Dudbridge Wharf.
National Telephone Co had given up rental of small building on Wallbridge Wharf. Clerk to find another tenant.
Letter from Mr Philip Cooke, Clerk to Gloucester Harbour Board. Copy of resolution asking corporations and companies with seats on Board to pay £6 p.a. for each of representatives for one year only. Council in respect of Thames & Severn Canal asked to refund one half of amount paid. Mr C H Hooper resigned seat on Gloucester Harbour Board.
No fishing to be permitted between 15 March and 14 June. When any pound of canal emptied, due notice to be given Stroud Angling Association and that such Association be permitted to net fish and place them in adjoining pound to preserve them.

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[1902 Jan] Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 21^st day of January 1902 @ 3 o'clock pm
Present: Mr H Hamilton Mills Chairman, Mr A B Hooper, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr W Davies, Mr W J Stanton, Mr E P Little, Mr A J M Ball.
[Shares, late Major Fisher] Mr E Northam Witchell of Stroud solicitor attended on behalf of himself and William Henry Cox Fisher of Stroud aforesaid Architect executors of the Will of Charles Hawkins Fisher late of the Castle Stroud aforesaid Retired Major of the Fourth Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment deceased (who died on the 26^th day of October 1901) and who at the time of his death held six shares numbered respectively 39, 40, 41, 75, 101 and 184 of the Undertaking of the Stroudwater Navigation and now standing in the name of the said Charles Hawkins Fisher deceased in the books of the Company of Proprietors of the said Stroudwater Navigation and made out their claim by producing the tickets or titles to the said six shared and the Probate of the Will with three Codicils thereto of the said Charles Hawkins Fisher deceased the said Will bearing date the 23^rd day of November 1900 the Codicils respectively bearing date the 1^st day of January 1901, the 17^th day of July 1901 and the 1^st day of August 1901 and proved by the said executors in the District Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice at Gloucester on the 20^th day to December 1901 and the claim was admitted accordingly and new tickets or titles ordered to be made out on the tickets or titles of the said six shared being delivered up.
[SRDC Sewerage] The Clerk reported that notice had been received from the Stroud Rural District Council of its intention to lay sewerage pipes through Dudbridge Wharf.
[N Tel Coy Warehouse] The Clerk also reported that the small building on Wallbridge Wharf which had been rented by the National Telephone C^o at a rent of £3..10..0 had been given up and he was directed to find another tenant.
[Glos Harb Bd Subs £6] A letter from Mr Philip Cooke, Clerk to the Gloucester Harbour Board enclosing copy resolution of the Board that in order to make up the difference between expenditure and income of the Board the respective Corporations and Companies having seats on the Board be asked to pay the sum of £6 a year for each of their respective representatives. It was resolved to agree to make the payment for one year only and that the Gloucestershire County Council be asked in respect of the Thames and Severn Canal to refund to the Company one-half the amount so paid.
[D^o Mr Hooper resigned] It was reported that Mr C H Hooper had resigned his seat on the Gloucester Harbour Board as representative of the Company and it was resolved that the appointment of a new representative should stand over.
[Fishing (close time)] The question of having a close time for fishing was discussed and it was resolved that no fishing be permitted between the 15^th March and 14^th June (both days inclusive) and that notice accordingly be printed on all licences issued by the Company after this date.
[D^o Emptied pounds] It was further resolved that when any pound of the Canal is emptied due notice be given to the Stroud Angling Association & that such Association be permitted to net the fish and place them in the adjoining pound so that the fish may be preserved.

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