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Worcester & Leominster Railway,…



GREAT WELSH CENTRAL RAILWAY COMPANY, ^Connecting the whole of the Principality of Wales with Liverpool, Manchester, and the Northern and Midland Counties, by a direct line from the Ports of Swansea, Neath, and Llanelly, via Llandovery to Oswestry, and continuing to Runcorn with a branch line to Brecon (in conjunction with other railways,) connecting the great iron district of Merthyr Tydvil and the ports of Cardiff and Newport. (PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED.) CAPITAL, £ 2,500,000, in 125,000 S HARES ofjt:20 each DErosIT, £ 2 2s. per Share. LON DON PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE. Ths Lord Rossmore, The Dell Windsor The Right lIon. George Lionel Dawson Damer, M.P., chairman of the Great Munster Railway The Honourable Cecil Lawless, Lyons Castle, Kildare, and 63, St. James's-street. Wynn Ellis, Esq., M.P., Cadogan-place, chairman of the Leicester and Bedford Railway Edmund Turner, Esq., M.P., Victoria-square, Gros- venor-place, and Truro Thomas Colpitts Granger, Esq., M.P., director of the Sovereign Insurance Company, 12, King's Bench- walk, Temple Lieut. Col. the Hon. J. C. Westenra, M.P. John Rawson, Esq., Stoney Rhoyd, Halifax, one of her Majesty's deputy lieutenants, and justice of the peace for the West Riding, county of York John Barnes, Esq., Chorley Wood House, late high- sheriff of the county of Herts, and director of the Lonvain, Jemeppe, and of the Cork, Mallow, and Killarney Railways Frederick Clarkson, Esq., Doctors' Commons, and Hanger-lane, Tottenham, director of the Great Man- chester Railway The Rev. J. H. Ashworth, Burlyns, near Newbury, magistrate for Hants Lieut.-Col. Burslem, Harwood Lodge, Newbury, Magis- trate for Hants Henry Wright, Esq., director of the Warwick and Wor- cester, and South Midland Junction Railways James Reeves, Esq., Leyton, Essex, director of the Great Manchester, Rugby, and Southampton Railway E. F. Dayrell, Esq., Lillingstone Dayrell, high sheriff of Buckinghamshire, chairman of the Minehead and Bridgewater Railway William Watson Prole, Esq., director of the Grand Junction and Midlands Union Railway Company The Reverend Edward Byron, vicar, Hythe, Kent Charles Fitzgerald, Esq., Jermyn-street, director of the Oxford and Southampton Railway John Inglis Jerdein, Esq., 150, Piccadilly, director of the Great Manchester Railway Henry Cane Leahy, Esq., St. James's-square, director of the Direct Birmingham, and Brighton, and Great Welsh Junction, the Bognor, and London, and Brighton Junction Railways Benjamin Franklyn, Esq., Harley-street, director of the Great Manchester Railway Miles Dormer, Esq., 41, Hans-place, Chelsea John James Cavan, Esq., 8, Park-crescent, Regent's park William Ingelow, Esq. Brixton-hill Henry Brown, Esq., Harleford-place E. Howard, Esq., 18, Edward-street, Portman-square Gilbert Scott, Esq., Cockram House, South Molton, di- rector of the North Devon Railway Frederick William Billings, Esq., Broad-street-buildings William Morley, Esq deputy chairman of the Manchester and Birkenhead Continuation Railway Charles Roger Dodd, Esq., North Brixton John Wright, Esq., Argyle-street John Anderson, Esq., Euston-place, director of the South Midlands Junction Railway W. A. Wilkinson, Esq., chairman of the Croydon Rail- way, and director of the Waveney Valley Railway William Lee, Esq., Satts House, Rochester, director of the Essex and Suffolk Railway John Matthew Mason. Esq., Canonbury Park Walter Shairpe, Esq., Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, di- rector of the Oxford, Southampton, Gosport, and Portsmouth, the Manchester and Rugby Direct, and London and Exeter Direct Railway Thomas Jones, Esq., Vanog, Breconshire William Fitzgibbon, Esq.. director of the Cork and Bandon, Great Munster, and Bantry Railways Captain William Gabbett Beare, Porchester- place, Con- naught-square, director of the Worcester, Shrewsbury, and Crewe Railways Frederick Seymour, Esq., St. James's-square Henry D. Erskine, Esq., Mount.street, Grosvenor-square James Gernon, Esq., Conduit-street, director of the London and Nottingham Railway Thj Rev. T. Gronow, Court Herbert, Neath, director of the Vale of Neath Railway Thomas Haughton Hardinge, Esq., 23, Park-lane, direc- tor of the Birmingham and Brighton Railways John Campbell Dicker, Esq., New Hall, near Neston, Ches'iire, director of the Bii kenhead and Holyhead also of the Rugby, Derby and Manchester; also of the Staffordshire Pottery Line. and of the Birmingham, Oxford, Reading, and Brighton also of the Chelten- ham and Oxford Railways Henry Peach Buckler, Esq., Camberwell and Basinghall- street Thomas Stevens, Esq., Highbury, director of the West London Gas Company Edward Swan Esq., St. Paul's Churchyard The list of the influential Local Committee will be g'ven in future advertisements as also that of the local solicitors and bankers Surveyors —Messrs. Hadden and Browne Bankers—Messrs. Masterman, Peters, Mildred and Co., Nicholas-lane, LoaUM^'Street > Union Bank of Lon- don, Princess-stre^UW-ma11 aU(i Argyle-place Agents —Messrs. Harrii^Whiting, and Co., 29, Lombard- street Joint Solicitors—Thomas Parker, Esq., 18., St. Paul's Churchyard, and 25. Spring-gardens and Messrs. Dickson and Overberry, Frederick's-place, Old Jewry Parliamentary Agent—T. H. Baker, Esq., 29, Spring- gardens Secretary—H. Herbert Downman, Esq. Temporary Offices -18, St. Paul's Churchyard. PROSPECTUS. 'I'HIS,line of Railway will form the shortest possible route I to Liverpool. Manchester, and the northern counties, from the populous and important portion of South Wales included in the counties of Glamorgan, Carmarthen, and Pembroke, in which are situated several important sea- ports, and extensive copper, iron, tin plate, chemical, and other works, also potteries, collieries, &c. and the Go. vernment Dock-yard of Pembroke and will afford nearly the same advantage to the whole Principality. It will pass through the centre of an extensive country famous for the breeding of cattle for the supply of the English markets, and through districts containing many lead, copper and other mines, which, owing to the want of an outlet, have hitherto been neglected; and it will afford to the whole country great convenience and facility of com- munication, well calculated to increase its importance. The easy and direct communication by this route with the south of Ireland will be evident, and prove the means of considerable traffic for goods, cattle, corn, and passengers. Whether taken as an expeditious mode of conveying the valuable manufactures of South Wales, and its large supplies of cattle and corn, as well as those from the south of Ireland, to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and the central and northern parts of England and Scot- land, or as the ready means of supplying the various manufactures of the north, foreign imports, and shop goods to the various towns and distrltts partaking of the advantages 6f the line, or as an easy and agreeable transit for the tourist to the far famed beauties of North and South Wales, and the new field open to the trading com- munity, it must, in a commercial, agricultural, and national point of view, be considered as one of the most important railways in the kingdom, and compared to which all other railway schemes for Wales, however useful they may be in their several localities, are but of secondary importance. The line will be taken in a direct course, with scarcely any deviation. The country presents few engineering difficulties. The importante of the undertaking, would, however, justify a more than average expenditure if it were necessary and, when the great saving of distance is considered which will be effected from the towns of Swansea, Neath, Llanelly, Tenby, Pembroke, Haverford- west, Carmarthen, Newport, Cardigan, Aberystwith, and the whole of these districts, and the important manufac- turing locality of Merthyr Tydvil, in the journey to Liverpool, to Birmingham, and the midland counties, it will be obvious that no narrow views as to expenditure ought to stand in the way of making this railroad as direct and efficient as possible. As the line will traverse a part of the country not hitherto possessing the same facilities of commerce as other portions of the kingdom, a continually increasing trade far beyond the usual multiplication of traffic shown ordinarily to be the effect of railway communication may be calculated upon. The committee rely on the strenuous aid and cooperation of those railway companies whose line of rail forms part of this undertaking but to avoid idl uncertainty on this head, it is intended to take ample powers for the completion of the whole line by the pre. I sent as an independent company. ■' It is proposed to construct a branch to Brecon and the several towns in the vicinity of the liue, where required and to take power to increase the capital sufficient for I that purpose. Looking at the magnitude and importance of the line, and the benefits it will confer to the whole country, but to the principality of Wales in particular, it is expected that the nobility, gentry, and trading community will, by their cordial cooperation, enable the Company to make, 1 Hsf'vay one the best, the most prosperous, and useful in the kingdom. 1 he late successful demonstration of the atmospheric principle on the Croydon Railway have led the Committe* to have the line purveyed, with a view to the adoption of either system of traction, when it shall have been fully ascertained which is the best adapted to this line. L ntil an act of Parliament shall be obtained, the affaiii of the company shall be under the control of the Com- mittee of Management, who are empowered to enter into such arrangements as shall best serve the interests of thi* company. T1' be taken under the act to limit the respon- S' 1 °n 8 la!t'^°'ders to the amount of their subscription, and to allow interest at 4 per cent. upon the calls. Preference in the allotment of shares will be given to those locally interested and to the shareholders of con- necting lines. The Parliamentary contract and subscribers' agreement will be ready for signature on payment of the deposits. Applications for shares to be made at the office of the company, to the solicitors, at 18, St. Paul's Church-yaul, W"' and to the following agents and stock and share brokers viz., London Agents-Messrs. Harris, Whyting, and Co. 29, Lombard-street. Brokers -Messrs. B. and M. Boyd, 4, New Bank-buildings; Mr. T. C. Munday, 17, Royal Exchange; and Mr. John Bone, 5, Bank-chambers, Liverpool Messrs. T. Coghlen, and Son. Birmingham Messrs. Collis and Son. Manchester Messrs. Cardwell } and Sons. Leeds: Messrs. John Young and Co. Chel- tenham Mr. Win. Lee. Bristol: Messrs. Edwards and Son, and Mr. W. H. Land. FORM OF APPLICATION. To the Provisional Committee of the Great Welsh Central Railway Company. Gentlemen—I request that you will allot to me Shares of E20 each in the above railway, and I heieby undertake to accept the same, or auy less number you may allot to me, anc! to pay the deposit of £ 2 2s. per shaie thereon, and to sign the parliamentary contract and subscribers' agreement when required. Dated this day of 1845 Name in full Place of business or profession Residence. Business or profession Signature. N arne, residence" and profession > of referee. j