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The course of the Canal at Bourton, near Shrivenham. Photo by Neil B. Maw

The Wilts & Berks Canal about to open 1794

The Reading Mercury
Monday 19 Jan, 1795
Wilts & Berks Canal 
Barrington Arms Inn, Shrivenham
30th December, 1794
At a Meeting of the Select Committee held here this day, pursuant to adjournment
William Hallett, Esq; in the Chair
Resolved, (amongst other things) That as the next Meeting may possibly be the last before the petition will be presented to Parliament, and as it is the earnest wish and determination of the Committee to accommodate the wishes of such individuals, whose property may be affected by the Line of the Canal, to the very utmost of their power, they will be happy to attend to every representation at their next meeting, and request the attendance of all persons interested in this consideration.
That the next Meeting of the Select Committee be held at the Crown Inn, in Swindon, on Monday the 19th day of January next, at noon.
William Hallett
The Chairman having left the Chair,
Resolved, That the Thanks of this Meeting be given to him for his great attention to the business of the day.
Ralph and Crowdy, Solicitors
To read a newspaper article on the course of the Canal please go HERE
To read information on Longcot Lock please see Listing No N973
To read information on Longcot Wharf please see Listing No N1174
To read information on the Canal Packet ammenity group please see Listing No N533
To read an extract from a book on Francis Warneford & the opening of the Canal by Mary Gibson please go HERE
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