Minutes from 15 February 1950 to 25 September 1954
and letters and documents placed in Minute Book
Dudbridge Wharf. The Chairman said he had again been approached by the Education Committee to lease part of Dudbridge Wharf for a cooking depot and a plan was discussed. Agreed to let land coloured pink and suggested a rent of £60pa.
Cottage at Ryeford. A letter had been sent to the widow of the late tenant.
Minute Book No 11. The Clerk had handed this to the Company's Solicitors for production in the Company's action against Gloucestershire County Council.
Dudbridge Wharf. Following correspondence, the Committee's offer to let to the Education Committee at £60pa should stand.
Westfield Bridge. Following wanton damage, the repair had been carried out by Mr Hopson.
Chedworth Parish Council. Read a letter from them re Shares 59 & 60. The Chairman undertook to settle a reply.
Walk Bridge Whitminster. Some new planking was required, other deck planking needed refixing and the stone permanent work at the nose needed repair. This iron bridge was erected by Messrs Daniels in 1926. Repairs are being carried out by Mr Hopson.
Lock House at Framilode. Messrs Bradley's estimate of £10.6.6 for extension of water supply was accepted.
Bristol Road Wharfhouse. Mr Bradley to carry out repairs of the windows.
Eastington Wharf. The County Surveyor had suggested altering the access position. Agreed.
Canal Bank at Newtown. The County Surveyor had suggested excavation on the main road at Newtown. Clerk to meet the Surveyor on the spot.
Dudbridge Wharf. Messrs Redler had offered to pay £100 for their cornered piece next the entrance to the wharf. Accepted.
Dudbridge Wharf. Agreed to accept rent of £45 from the Education Committee for the wharf less the three cornered piece sold to Messrs Redler.
Walk Bridge. Repairs had been carried out.
Eastington Wharf. The work proposed by the County Council was in progress.
Canal Bank at Newtown. The County Council had given assurance that their work would not harm the Company's overflow weir and culvert.
Mr Household. Agreed he could look at the earlier minute books of the Company.
South Western Gas Board. Proposal to lay an 8 inch gas main along the towpath from Lodgemore to Wallbridge. Agreed in principle. Clerk to meet applicant.
Dudbridge Wharf. Agreed to accept £45pa rent for the wharfage room required by the Education Committee.
Wall next garden of wharfhouse, Bath Road, Wallbridge. Wanton damage to this wall had been repaired by Mr Hopson.
Swing Bridges. Agreed to purchase some deck planking to be put into stock.
Midlands Electricity Board. The Board wanted to erect a live overhead wire across the canal near Walk Bridge. No objection.
Dudbridge Wharf. The sale to Messrs Redler had been completed.
Marling & Evans Ltd. Proposal to erect a 6in water main across the canal at Ebley. Prepared to grant a wayleave at an annual rent that would depend on the route and method selected.
Dudbridge Wharf New Sewer. Agreed Mr Wiggall could occupy Stonehouse Wharf @ £1 a week during the laying of a new sewer at Dudbridge.
South Western Gas Board. Agreed an 8 inch gas main could pass through Wallbridge Wharf subject to the Company's satisfaction.
Dudbridge Wharf. Mr Wiggall was interested in purchasing the unoccupied remainder of the wharf at Dudbridge and to include the warehouse and wharf he now occupies as tenant. Wiggall to be asked to make an offer.
T&S Canal Overflow at First Lock. Letter to be written to Messrs Little & Bloxam's London agents expressing a grave view as to the absence of any replies to letters and asking for definite information.
Dudbridge Wharf Sale. Towing Path private property of Navigation. Public not entitled to use it and cannot complain of locked gate.
Bristol Road Wharf. Domestic Water Supply. Sample examined by Mr H H North, Chemist of Stroud. Water good and pure.
Stroud and District Sewerage Joint Committee. Intention to lay pipe sewer across canal near Gas Works Stroud. Clerk to ask for reply to letter 26 July.
Stonehouse Wharf. Call from Messrs Randall Payne on behalf of Wheatley Rogers & Smith Ltd builders. Company prepared to sell Wharf to them, less ten feet bordering canal. Offer invited.
Accounts discussed and passed for production at General Meeting.
Received £573.1.5, Balance £407.17.9, Total £980.19.12. Wages etc. £507.19.11, Balance £472.19.3. No dividend. £511 19 5 War Stock valued at £472.5.10 and £381.1.2 War Stock valued at £351.10.6 and £183.17.8. National Defence Stock 1954/58 to credit of Reserve Fund. Total £1013.13.6.
Committee: W R Bloxam, Chairman, Col. J R Morton Ball, G W Morton Ball, G A Evans, Major R J Carruthers-Little, Miss G M Hooper, Mrs H M Russell, M Stewart, P G Snape.
Dudbridge Wharf. Education Committee Gloucestershire County Council Tenancy. Terms and conditions settled.
Dudbridge Wharf Sale Mr Wiggall. Plan of how much of wharf Council required could be sent to him.
Stonehouse Parish Council. Towing Path Gate at Ocean. Letter sent, no reply so far.
Stroud and District Sewerage Joint Committee Sewer crossing canal near Stroud Gas Works.
Letter sent, reply read.
Canal at Stonehouse. Mr R Perkins M.P. Letter enclosing copy of letter from Clerk of Stonehouse Parish Council, complaining of condition of canal. Reply explaining why Company was no longer able to keep waterway fit for navigation.
Stroud R D Council. Sewage Scheme. Letter and plan. Mr W G Morton Ball’s comments re passing sewer over instead of under the canal at Ryeford telephoned to Resident Engineer.
Thames & Severn Canal Overflow at Wallbridge first Lock. Gloucestershire County Council, Existing position.
Dudbridge Wharf Sale. Mr Wiggall had not sent in any offer.
Stonehouse Parish Council, Canal, M Perkins. No reply to letter.
Wharfhouse at Wallbridge Tenancy. Death of F H Lee, the tenant.
Canal Property at Bristol Road Wharf. Kitchen Grates Replacement. Letters from Mr Bailey and Mr Davis. Not a landlord’s liability. No objection to them carrying out work at own expense.
Letter from Mr Wheeler of Southampton re a trip along canal. Canal not navigable.
Framilode Pound Towing Path, Saul Parish Council on private towing path. Towing Path private property of Navigation. Public not entitled to use it or complain of condition. From time to time closed to public.
Trespass on Towing Path at back of Long Row at Framilode, Mrs Hayes, window, Mr Collier deposit of rubbish. Report by Lockkeeper Pockett. Window overlooks private towing path of canal. Permission should have been obtained. Mr Collier to remove any rubbish he deposited on Navigation’s property and to discontinue practice. No right of entry on private towing path for any purpose.
Dudbridge Wharf, Sale, Mr Wiggall. Offer of £300 accepted for part of Wharf delineated on agreed plan.
Dudbridge Wharf. Education Committee Gloucestershire County Council. Tenancy. Draft lease being prepared.
Stonehouse Parish Council. Mr R Perkins M.P. Nothing to report. J R Morton Ball pointed out that County Council had recommended abandonment of Canal. No traffic to remove silt.
Wharfhouse at Wallbridge Tenancy. Mrs Lee to remain as statutory tenant.
Canal Property at Bristol Road. Grates. Navigation to supply two grates. Cost not to exceed £6.12 6. Tenants to pay cost of fixing.
Canal at Framilode. Towing Path and Saul Bridge. Letter to Clerk of Saul Parish. Reply: Small repair mentioned in hand.
Framilode Pound, Towing path at back of “Long Row”. Letters to Mrs Hayes and Mr Collier.
Wharfhouse at Dudbridge. Tenancy. Letter from Mr E Shipton, son of late tenant. Tenancy now in name of his stepfather Mr Wood.
Central Land Board. Five wharves for which claims had been made to be regarded as land to which section 84 of Town and Country Planning Act applied. Claims considered as withdrawn. Decision to object.
Lodgemore Culvert. Call from Messrs Strachan & Co. Ltd. Intention to empty their Mill Pond at Lodgemore to carry out repairs to their sluices. Level of canal affected owing to defective culvert under canal. Subject matter of communication to be treated as formal notice and reported to Committee of Navigation.
Thames & Severn Canal. Overflow at Wallbridge first Lock. Gloucestershire County Council. Hearing fixed for 18 and 19 January.
Dudbridge Wharf – Sale – Mr Wiggall. Matters proceeding.
Dudbridge Wharf Tenancy. Education Committee Gloucestershire County Council. Cheque from Stroud Urban District Council, payment of one year’s rent to 29 September.
Saul Bridge. Gloucestershire County Council. Letter from County Surveyor and Navigation’s reply.
Framilode Lockhouse – Sale – L Pockett. Letter from Lockkeeper Pockett. Opportunity for him to make an offer if Company wished to sell house. Chairman to reply.
Dudbridge Wharf. Sewer. Sanitary Authority had diverted line of sewer as at first proposed, from near entrance to Wharf towards Canal side, then under Main Road and Lockhouse garden. Suitable compensation for any damage done to Company’s premises. Qualified valuer should be engaged to inspect site and report to Committee.
Dudbridge Wharf. Sale to Mr Wiggall. Matter to be completed by end of year.
Framilode Lockhouse. Sale Lockkeeper Pockett. Letter written to him, reply read.
Dudbridge Wharf Sewer. Mr Rowell had made a preparatory inspection.
Canal at Framilode Pound. Flood water from Berkeley Canal. Report submitted by Lockkeeper Pockett read. Copy sent to Canal Authority at Gloucester. No acknowledgement received.
Canal Lodgemore Pound. Flood water. Water from Pound had on night of 21 and 22 November overflowed its bank between Lodgemore and Gashouse Bridges in about three places. Messrs Strachan had complained.
Gloucestershire Association of Boys Clubs Cheltenham. Letter from Secretary. Agreed to allow club to use waters of Navigation for canoeing subject to certain conditions.
Newtown Lock Gates. Baffle at top gates. Letter from Mr H Flower. Matter postponed for the consideration of Mr G W Morton Ball.
General Meeting. Received £379.3.5. Balance £472.19.3. Total £852 2 8. Wages £392.14.4. Balance £459.8.4. No dividend. £511.19.5 War Stock valued at £482.10.7, £359.2.11 and £189.7.11. Total £1031.1.5. Committee: W R Bloxam, Chairman, Col J R Morton Ball, G W Morton Ball, G A Evans, Major R J Caruthers-Little, Miss G M Hooper, Mrs H M Russell, M Stewart, P G Snape.
Dudbridge Wharf. Sale Mr Wiggall. Conveyance prepared. Seal of Company for completion.
Newtown Lock Gates. Baffle at top of gates. Mr Flower’s estimate to be sent to Mr G W Morton Ball for his opinion.
Wallbridge Warehouse. Mr Hopson tenant. Sanitary Accommodation. Letter from Stroud Urban District Council. Ordered to stand over.
Double Locks. Gates. Ryeford Saw Mills Co. Reply. Committee satisfied that there is no danger of gates collapsing . If Saw Mills Company think so it could insure against this.
Thames and Severn Canal. Overflow at Wallbridge first Lock. Terms of compromise agreed. Judge had made an order.
Dudbridge Wharf , Sale, Mr Wiggall. Mr Wiggall had paid purchase price agreed.
Dudbridge Wharf. Tenancy. Education Committee of Gloucestershire County Council. Seal attached to Lease.
Newtown Lock. Baffle at top Gates. Mr Flower’s suggestion of baffle approved by Mr G W Morton Ball and accepted. Work to proceed as soon as possible.
Wallbridge Warehouse Sanitary Accommodation. Mr Hopson tenant. Letter from Stroud Urban District Council. Mr Hopson Prepared to carry out works.
Double Lock Cottage. Water Supply. Letter from Stroud Rural District Council. Mr Hopson to carry out necessary work.
Dudbridge Lock Cottage. Notice from Stroud Urban District Council. Cottage, now void, unfit for human habitation. For the attention of Mr C J Rowell.
Stonepitts Bridge, Whitminster. Sale of Farm. Letter from Messrs Penley & Millward, Dursley. Bridge required attention. Auctioneers asking for particulars of bridge. Property of Canal Company who were liable for its upkeep. Application for permission to widen bridge likely. Need to accommodate present day farm traffic. Liability would then fall on owner of adjoining land. Company decided to wait for further information.
Thames & Severn Canal. Overflow at Wallbridge first Lock, Stroudwater Canal. Decision to proceed with application for abandonment of Stroudwater Canal.
Ministry of Transport London re Trunk Roads Act 1946. Letter from Ministry read stating that an Inspector would call on 2 May.
Dudbridge Wharf, Sale, Mr Wiggall. Sale completed, proceeds would be paid to Company.
Newtown Lock. Baffle at Top gates. Mr Flowers had difficulty obtaining steel and would submit a firm price later.
Wallbridge Warehouse, Sanitary Accommodation, Mr Hopson tenant. No letter received from him yet.
Dudbridge Lock cottages, Mr Gibbons. Offer of £300 for two cottages. One occupied by Lockkeeper Wiggall could not be sold. Clerk to inform Mr Gibbons.
Long Row at Framilode, Mr Bourne. Mr Bourne had put a pipe from a stove through the wall of his house next the Towing Path in the “Long Row” at Framilode. Informed that towing path is private property of Company. Permission should have been obtained. No right of entry on to private towing path of company for any purpose. No reply.
Stroudwater Canal, Abandonment proceeding.
Dudbridge Wharf. Sale to Mr Wiggall. £300, proceeds of sale, placed in Company’s A/c.
Ministry of Transport, London Trunk Roads Act 1946. Bristol Road Bridge. Messrs Pyrah & Paul had called at Office. Inspection of bridge. Undertaking of Ministry since passing of Trunk Roads Act 1946. Provided general conditions to be observed by owners of bridges taken over by Act. They would write to the Company.
Dudbridge Lock Cottage. Sale Mr H S Gibbons. Mr Rowell to be instructed to negotiate.
Framilode Long Row. Trespass, Stove Pipe. Mr Bourne. No reply to Company’s letters. Clerk to write to him, requiring him to remove pipe by 31 May.
Hilly Orchard Bridge – Repair. Necessary repairs carried out by Mr Hopson. Surveyor, Stroud District Council, informed.
Saul Bridge, County Council. Pieces of timber, running lengthways on deck planking of bridge fixed against uprights holding the guard railing. Effect of reducing width of carriage way to a dangerous extent. Carried out without consent of knowledge of Navigation. County Council must be held responsible for any accident.
Stonehouse Wharf. Wharfage Room, Mr Nash desired to rent part of wharf. Clerk to see Mr Nash.
Stroudwater Canal Abandonment proceeding.
Wallbridge Warehouse, Sanitary Arrangements. Estimate sent in by Mr Hopson, tenant, produced and left over to next meeting.
Framilode Long Row. Trespass of stove pipe Mr Bourne. Mrs Bourne agreed to pay quit rent of one shilling a year and would write to the Company.
Wharf House at Wallbridge. Mrs Lee deceased.
Ebley Mills, Sluice Gates, Damaged. Not now possible to obtain supply of water to Canal from the Frome at Ebley. Letter from Messrs Marling & Evans. Decision to reply asking for any suggestions for an arrangement regarding necessary repairs. Lockkeeper Wiggall, with his father, gave their report as to the damage to the Committee.
Stonehouse Wharf. Mr W G Hooper had enquired whether Company still wished to sell Wharf. Mr Hooper in April 1949 had made definite offer of £400.
Stroudwater Navigation Co. Abandonment. Sealed copy of Resolution to apply for an abandonment sent to Ministry of Transport.
Property at Dudbridge. Mr Rowell’s suggestion that Lock Cottage should be put up for sale by auction and Mr Wiggall’s enquiry as to whether Navigation would consider an offer for sale of all the property ordered to stand over pending abandonment.
Framilode Long Row. Trespass pipe. No letter received from Mr Bourne as promised by his wife.
Ebley Mills. Broken Sluice. Correspondence with Marling & Evans Ltd considered. Clerk to enquire cost of work carried out by them and to agree to pay it if reasonable.
Lodgemore Feeder. Matter left with Clerk to arrange with Strachan & Co and report.
Received £788.16.11, Balance £459.8.4, Total £1248.5.3. Wages £304 8 1. Balance £943.17.2. No dividend. War Stock £447.19.6 and £333.8.6, National Defence Stock £187.11.2. Total £968.19.2.
Committee: W R Bloxam, Chairman, Col J R Morton Ball, G W Morton Ball, G A Evans, Major R J Caruthers-Little, Miss G M Hooper, Mrs H M Russell, M Stewart, P G Snape.
Sale of Wallbridge Wharf House agreed.
Wharf house purchase money from Mr Rievier paid to Company’s solicitors.
Ebley Mills. Broken Sluice Gate. Messrs Marling had filled up space with boards in place of former lifting gate. Water now to be taken into canal from Frome. Committee appreciated their timely help but enquired cost. No communication received so far.
Wallbridge Basin. Doran Instrument Co purchase. Company not selling any property, pending Abandonment of Canal Order.
Dudbridge Wharf: Cooking Depot, Gloucestershire County Council. Drain to canal. Agreed. Wayleave 2s 6d a year.
Wallbridge Basin. Hayes & Sons Ltd, Tipping. Agreed. Only hard material to be unloaded into Basin.
Lodgemore feeder. Messrs Strachan informed of situation at Lodgemore. Asked to arrange sluices at their mills at Lodgemore so that canal can be fed from the Painswick Stream, as provided by Statute.
Stroudwater Navigation, Abandonment. Representatives of River Severn Board had met Chairman. Board would require aqueduct at Whitminster to be removed so that River Frome could flow openly across bed of canal. Board would be willing to carry out work at expense of Navigation.
Newtown Lock. Baffle. Difficulty in obtaining necessary steel. Mr Flowers considering reinforced concrete finish.
Wallbridge Basin. Sale. Doran Instrument Co. Stand over.
Ocean Bridge. Stonehouse Court Estate. Mrs Winterbotham. Letter from agent, Jackson Stops, Cirencester re state of the Ocean bridge. Formal complaint to be made to Drainage Board. Their contractors mainly responsible for present condition. Request to make good all damage. Immediate repairs now necessary. Clerk to have them carried out. Letters to Drainage Board and Jackson Stops.
Extraordinary General Meeting.
Shareholders present represented total of 48 shares.
M r J W Stanton proposed a special Resolution. That an application be made to The Ministry of Transport for an Order of Abandonment of the Navigation.
Seconded by Miss G M Hooper and carried unanimously.
Stroudwater Navigation. Abandonment. Report Extraordinary General Meeting.
Newtown lock. Baffle, Mr Flowers. Reinforced concrete joists unsuitable. Clay dam, similar to dam used in laying down sewer pipes across canal.
Ocean Bridge. Stonehouse Court Estate. Letters to Mrs Winterbotham’s Agent and Drainage Board. Mr Hopson repairing deck planking.
Stroudwater Navigation Abandonment. Letter from Ministry of Transport under consideration.
Ocean Bridge. Repair. Mr Hopson. Account £67 7 6. Application to be made to contractors for compensation.
Newtown Lock. Baffle. Specification and estimate for clay dam from W F Rees Ltd. Clerk to see Mr Flowers for details.
Lockhouse at Framilode. Chimney repairs. Mr Bradley, builder Frampton-on Severn, to carry out necessary repair, about £15.0.0.
Received £412.5.6, Balance £94.17.2. Total £1356.2.8. Wages £857.18.10. Balance £496.3.10. No dividend. War Stock £413.84, £307.14.1 and £183 17.8, National Defence Stock £183 3 10. Total £904.6.3.
Committee: W R Bloxam, Chairman, G W Morton Ball, G A Evans, Major R J Caruthers -Little, Miss G M Hooper, Mrs H M Russell, M Stewart, P G Snape.
Stroud Navigation Co Abandonment. Messrs Sir W Holcroft & Co to deal with objectors and advise the Company.
Newtown Lock Baffle. Alternative plans received and to be submitted to Mr G W Morton Ball.
Ocean Bridge Repair Carried out by Mr J F Hopson, cost £67.7.6.. Claim to Stroud & District Joint Drainage Board.
Lockhouse at Framilode. Chimney. Work in progress.
Dam at Lodgemore. Sewer crossing. Letter from Mr Foster Langley sent to Company Solicitors.
Bank at Bond’s Mill recently repaired.
Stroudwater Navigation Co. Abandonment . Proceeding.
Ocean Bridge Repair. Council’s reply, 27 Feb, noted.
Newtown Lock. Baffle. Clerk had met Mr Flowers. Report of interview to Mr Ball.
Stonepitts Bridge. Mr Hopson to carry out repair, estimate £65, as economically as possible.
Newtown Lock. Baffle. Messrs Rees Ltd estimate of £235 for erection of clay stank at Roving Bridge at Newtown accepted. Work carried out. Suggestion to place danger notice approved.
Stonepitts Bridge. Mr Hopson unable to start work. Bad weather. Repairs urgent. Should be carried out without delay.
Sewer crossings and Manholes Compensation. Stroud R D C and Stroud Joint Sewerage Board (Stroud U D C). Claims should be made. Chairman to settle letters.
Stonepitts Bridge repair. Mr Hopson giving matter his attention.
Ocean Bridge. Repair. Interested parties to meet on 1 July.
Sewer Crossings. Compensation. Application made to Stroud R D C £85, Stroud UD C £60. Stroud U D C, through their Agents 55Messrs Davis Champion & Payne offered £50 in full compensation. Letter to Company’s Solicitors.
Saul Bridge Repair. Mr Hopson to carry out extensive repair.
Newtown Lock. Baffle. Messrs Hoffman (Gloucester) Ltd would pay £150 towards cost of baffle.
Lodgemore Intake. Some person had damaged the Intake to the canal from the Painswick Stream.
Stroudwater Navigation Co. Abandonment. Meeting called by Stroud R D C.
Ocean Bridge. Repair. William Rees & Co Ltd. Company’s claim £67.7.6 settled by contra item against their charges £253 for the ‘Baffle’ at Newtown (Roving) Bridge. Balance due to them £185.12.6.
Saul Bridge. Gloucestershire County Council claim for £19.15.6 for repairs. Solicitors had matters in hand.
Sewer Crossings Compensation. Stroud R D C had paid £85 claimed by Company. Stroud
U D C had not paid £60. Matter in hands of Company’s Solicitors.
Saul Bridge. Heavy Traffic. S Gardner & Sons Ltd. Gloucester. Clerk to write to them.
Walk Bridge, Whitminster, Land for Garage. Mr Proctor. Land shown on plan supplied by him does not belong to Navigation.
Received £501.10.6. Balance £496.3.10. Total £997.4.4. Wages £330.16.2. Balance £666.18.2. No dividend. War Stock £375.0.4, £381.17.8, £279.2.6 and £183.17.8. National Defence Stock £179.10.3. Total £833.13.1.
Committee: W R Bloxam, Chairman, G W Morton Ball, G A Evans, Major R J Caruthers-Little, Miss G M Hooper, Mrs H M Russell, M Stewart, P G Snape.
Stroudwater Navigation Co. Abandonment. Chairman reported.
Dudbridge Wharf. Entrance Gates and Wharf Road – Repair. Letter from H S Wiggall & Son. Mr Hopson to inspect gates and report. Chairman to settle a letter to Gloucestershire County Council Education Committee to ask for help from County Authority.
Stroudwater Navigation Co. Abandonment. Notice to determine all Agreements for water to be given forthwith. General Meeting to be called to consider application for a Private Bill for abandonment.
Dudbridge Wharf. Entrance Gates and Wharf Road. Repair. Await Wiggall’s estimate.
Stroudwater Navigation. Abandonment. Notice to determine Agreements for water served.
Stonepitts Bridge Repair. Work in hand.
Saul Bridge Repairs. Gloucestershire County Council claim for £19.15.6. Paid.
Sewer Crossings. Compensation. Stroud U D C. £60. Solicitors to write to Council’s Agents Messrs Davis, Champion and Payne.
Saul Bridge. Heavy Traffic. Messrs Gardner & Sons. Mr Hopson’s A/c. Solicitors to deal with matter.
Dudbridge Wharf. Entrance road and Gates. Gloucestershire Education Committee to pay £5. Repair of gates to stand over. Side door to yard of lockhouse to be repaired as in Mr Hopson’s estimate.
Saul Bridge. Heavy Traffic. Bridge again needs repair. Should be made stronger. Approach to County Council re liability.
Walk Bridge Repair. Approach to County Council re liability.
Major R J Caruthers-Little appointed Chairman. Illness of Mr W R Bloxam.
Agreed to adjourn the Annual General Meeting that should have been held today.
Serious illness of Mr P G Snape. Mr J Hepworth appointed temporary Clerk.
Messrs Little & Bloxam to carry out day to day management of canal. Either Mr Bloxam or Major R J C Little and Mr Hepworth to sign cheques
Piece of garden belonging to cottage at Stonehouse, occupied by Mr Palmer, to be dedicated to highway authority for road widening. County Council to build new wall and pay legal costs.
Mr Hopson to effect temporary repairs to entrance gate at Dudbridge Wharf, if found to be dangerous. Proposed purchase of remainder of Dudbridge Wharf by Mr Wiggall to stand over. He should be given a licence to hold a fair at Easter 1953 at Stonehouse Wharf.
Extraordinary General Meeting.
Shareholders present represented 65 shares.
Special resolution. “That a private Bill be promoted in Parliament to authorise closing for navigation of the Navigation”.
Mr Hepworth, temporary Clerk, in attendance.
A.G.M. again adjourned.
Meeting in Stroud Saturday 14 February called by Robert Perkins M P. Company represented by Messrs Little & Bloxam and Messrs Rees & Freres, Parliamentary Agents. Views of other persons & bodies with interest in abandonment noted to assist in drafting of a private bill.