Gloucestershire Archives D1180/9/18
Letters written by Percy G Snape between September 1941 and August 1948
Arrangement to meet
Excessive charge for pumping water from the bridge hole over a temporary stank into the pound above
In view of the condition of the waterway
This waterway is not capable of accommodating barges of 100 tons or more
Re Allocation Scheme for Works & Buildings and your letter 17th inst: None.
Re Dudbridge Wharf but faded
Your application to rent part of Stonehouse Wharf will be considered by the Committee
The provision of stop planks would not be necessary
We have no funds for weeding the waterway
A Pickfords lorry on its way to your works crossed Saul Bridge
Only one pump was used with one man to attend to it.
£200 rent for water from canal. Messrs Hoffman wish also to discharge surface water into it
Re Pillboxes on Canal Property. Return of two signed agreements.
Our small railings on that part of canal necessary for protection. Another section does not belong to us. I would like to meet official on spot to prevent mistake being made.
Receipt of letter of 21st. Before Committee 19 November.
Receipt of letter of 20th. Before Committee 19 November. Please send details of vans and goods
£28-9-10 cost of repair of damage to Saul Bridge. For safety reasons no time to obtain estimate.
Navigation liable to provide bridge sufficient to carry normal traffic. Excessive weight of Pickford's vehicle. "Weak Bridge"""
Re Canteens on Wharf at Dudbridge. Lavatories and water tower to be well away from Wharfhouse. Parking cars not to obstruct right of way of tenants.
As you have not met me on spot
Rent of £150 accepted. Kindly let me know to whom to forward draft agreement.
Offer of £5-5-0 based on use of two pumps. Only one pump used on each occasion.
Based on parts of canal cleaned
No objection to you lopping your trees but remove loppings which fall into canal.
Re Demand Note for £7-10-0 pumping charges and telephone call 11th
Re Small exhaust pipes to canal next Lodgemore Mills. Consent granted subject to wayleave rent of 2s 6d per annum from 29 September.
Average cost of maintenance of canal £600 a year. No traffic so no weeding or dredging. Absence of income. No use of waterway owing to condition.
Re Dudbridge Wharf premises. Council have not requisitioned whole of premises included in your lease. For you to put in claim against Council.
Consent granted. Nominal wayleave rent 2s 6d per annum. Application for further small pipe to canal next Lodgemore Mills granted. Rent of 2s 6d per annum.
Re Saul Bridge. Pass an excavator over Saul Bridge at your own risk. Damage
Re Arthur Beard Hooper deceased. Last sale of shares July 1941 at 30s a share. Transfer
Re Dudbridge Wharf. You will be giving up premises 24 Jan next. Year 1443 a clerical error.
No weighbridge office included in lease to Messrs J & H B Jackson. Apply to them.
Lockkeeper J W White
Re Duties at the lock. I will let you know decision.
Re rowing boat on canal at Dudbridge. 10s licence. Use of locks not included.
No objection to you using boat for repairs to your premises at Ebley. Annual charge 10s.
Demand note for payment of Water Rate very much overdue.
Re Income Tax Return.
Deduction of Income Tax certificates
Swing Bridge at Saul not fit to carry weight of vehicle which caused damage. £18 to settle claim.
Necessary for you to give up lockhouse. Date Saturday 16th May.
Re Dudbridge Wharf. Receipt of letter 13th April.
Re Dudbridge Wharf. Letter before Committee 20th May.
Swing Bridge at Saul. Offer of £14 in settlement accepted.
Re Gashouse Bridge and Towing Path. Work at Aston Down. Damage by lorry to Gashouse Bridge and towing path. Repair to Bridge only. Proposal to carry out necessary work.
Mr Christopher Smith has applied for lockkeeper's position at Eastington. Your name as reference.
Let the enclosed Account stand.
Kindly let me have a reply to my letter of 16 April.
Kindly let me have a reply to my letter of 20 April.
Re N S [Oil Pipeline] Scheme. Pipe crossing at Whitminster Pound. Foreman's time. 21 Feb to 3 Mar: 21 hours - £2-2-0.
Next meeting of Committee 20 May. Kindly reply to my letter of 20 April.
Letter from your daughter 12 May and meeting 16 May with her and Mr Hill considered. Company entitled to immediate possession of lockhouse. You may remain till Saturday13 June.
You are appointed lockkeeper at Eastington. Lockhouse not yet vacant so you cannot start your duties. I will let you know when you can get in. References returned.
Re Gashouse Bridge and Canal Bank. Correspondence April 1941 with your agent Mr Camaran
You are permitted to use basin at Wallbridge and take boat to Saul Junction. No locks or bridges to be worked.
You should employ Mr Hopson as carpenter. Trespass and pilfering getting worse.
Re Messrs Hoffman's £75.
Your daughter's letter before Committee 17 June.
Income Tax. Receipt of your £17-4-3 cheque.
Use of canal water for fire fighting. Local Fire Service uses Wallbridge Wharf for drilling and several mills have practised their fire engines on the canal banks
Workmen's Compensation Insurance- Excess- Policy No.51117/T.373882. Company's cheque for £6-17-6
Top gates at Blunder Lock damaged by enemy action repaired. When may Committee receive compensation?
If vacant possession given before 8 June
Received 10s for one pleasure boat on Ebley pound to 29 June 1943. No locks or bridges worked.
Received One pound re shed.
Western part of Stonehouse Wharf let to Ministry of Mines. Essential that essential width of roadway should be left open. I shall be glad to hear that you will allow a wider approach to land let to Ministry of Mines.
Re Canal Bank next Gashouse at Downfield Stroud. Damage to roadway and bank more serious. Lorries off road on to towing path. Re-piling and sheeting needed for 32 feet
Condition of wall between house and garden adjoining Anchor Inn
Ventilating opening in wall of your premises overlooking the canal granted. 1s a year.
I would like to transfer my personal supply of coal from Stroud Co-operative to Messrs Wood & Rowe.
Enclosed is cheque for £1-1-0
Copy of letter to Chief Surveyor of Lands. See 79.
C E ? C.500I/6E43/IA. I should be glad to meet an official re requisition on site or at this office.
In July Mr Hooper received for himself and Mr C A Hooper tickets of 17 shares
Lockkeeper appointed and will be taking up residence shortly.
Re Lockhouse at Eastington: Lock keeper appointed and taking up residence shortly.
Map enclosed showing Stroudwater and abandoned Thames & Severn Canals. Waterway badly silted. Traders obtain supplies by road or rail. No money for dredging. No traffic. Not taken over under Traffic Control Order 1942.
Demand note re War Damage contribution No S 202.
Closure of footbridge over Frome next your house. Try to prevent anyone using it. Trespass.
Kindly give Rateable Value of our Wharf at Stonehouse Cross.
Excess Workmen's Compensation Policy No.5117/T.373882. Wages Statement returned.
Icebreaking plant. Two very old boats. Poor state of repair. No new plant. Condition of canal.
Value of Shares July this year 30s a share.
Re Stonehouse Wharf. Forms completed in duplicate.
Any substance we could use to destroy weeds on canal
Re Condition of wall next Anchor Inn. See 28 July.
Enclosed is sample of weed taken from canal at Newtown