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CHEPSTOW. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD.At a meeting held at. the Local Board Office on Friday, the 18th inst.—present: Air. Thomas Perkins (chairman), and Messrs. John Sharp, John Hall, Richard Hawkesford, Thomas Sargent, W. P. Thomas, and John Morgan—after the minutes of the last meeting had been read and signed, the Surveyor said be should require 94 12s. for the payment for labour during the next fortnight, and a cheque was accordingly drawn. The Surveyor reported that Messrs. Finch and Heath had completed their contract for the supply of iron kerbing, and a cheque was drawn for the amount ot their bill. The inhabitants in vestry having requested the Local Board. to perform the duties of the Burial Board, and the Local Board having consented so to do, if they legally could, a petition to the Privy Council tor an order to enable them to perform such duties was signed and sealed. Other routine business was transacted, and the meeting adjourned. EXCURSION FROM SWANSEA.—On Monday last a heavily laden excursion train came from Swansea to Chepstow. The visitors arrived here about 11 o'clock in the morning, and the greater part took conveyances and made their way to the Wyndcliff and the beautiful ruins of Tiutern Abbey, where they spent a very pleasant day, whilst others re- mained in the town. The excursionists, we understand, arrived home safely with one exception. About two miles below Chepstow, whilst a boy of about ten years of age was looking out through the window of one of the car- riages and leaning against the door, it suddenly flew open, throwing him out ppon the embankment. He was stunned and much shaken, and was afterwards picked up by an up goods train and brought to Chepstow, and left in the waiting room of the station. Thomas King, Esq., surgeon, being sent for, was immediately on tne spot, and ren- dered every assistance. The poor boy received such a severe blow on the head from the fall that but faint hopes were given of his recovery.






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