Minutes Tue 15 Dec 1903

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Tue 15 Dec 1903


Mr H Lambourn, tenant of warehouse and buildings of yard at Wallbridge at rent of £22 19s 4d, applied for reduction to £15. Clerk to suggest that reopening of T&S Canal next year should see improvement in trade.
Sir W H Marling to meet Mr Snape at Gloucester to discuss with engineer of Sharpness Canal practicable means for safeguarding level of water on Bristol Road reach.

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[1903 December] Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 15^th day of December 1903 @ 3 o'clock pm
Present: Mr C H Hooper Chairman, Mr W Davies, Mr F A Little, Mr W A Hooper, Mr E P Little, Mr P J Evans, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr A J M Ball, Mr W J Stanton
Mr Whittingham, Solicitor, in attendance.
[Payment of Dividends] The Clerk reported the payment of the Dividends (3 of each) to the Rev A H Stanton, Mrs H Ruegg, Miss M J Hallewell, which had remained unclaimed by them, and the Chairman read letters from each of the parties indemnifying the Company should the original Warrants be found.
[Application for Return of Tolls re year ended Sept 30.03 - T&S Act 1895] An application was received from the Manager of the Thames and Severn Canal, on behalf of the County Council requiring a Statement of the Tolls on through traffic received by this Company for the year ended Sept 30/03 in connexion with Sec 43 of the Thames and Severn Canal Trust Act 1895. The Clerk was directed to furnish the same.
[Mr H Lambourn re Wallbridge Warehouse] Mr H Lambourn, Tenant of the Company's Warehouse and other buildings on the Yard at Wallbridge at a total rent of £22..19..4, applied, by letter, for a reduction of that sum to £15. The Clerk was was instructed to see him and suggest that with the opening of the Thames and Severn Canal next year there was a prospect of improved trade. The Committee left any discretion in the matter, in the hands of the Chairman, in the interval before the next meeting of the Committee.
[Conference at Gloucester Docks Office re Shallow Lk] At the suggestion of Sir W H Marling it was arranged that Mr Snape should meet him at Gloucester the following day, to discuss with the Engineers of the Sharpness Canal, the means practicable for safeguarding the level of the water in the 'Bristol Road Reach' of the Canal, especially in restoring the effectiveness of what is known as the 'Shallow Lock'.
Cheques drawn:
W J Snape: 1..12..6
Stroud Hospital: 2..2..0
L Pockett: 1..0..0
Stroud Water C^o: 18..7
Stonehouse Brick & Tile C^o: 12..0
Webb & Spring: 5..18..9
W J Snape: 14..6
P R Townsend: 2..19..3
Vizard Wenden & Penley: 1..13..10
Dec 24: W J Snape: 37..10..0
W Fredericks: 6..10..0
[Total] £61..11..5

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