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Worcester & Leominster Railway,



GREAT WELSH CENTRAL RAILWAY Connecting the whole of the Principality of Wales including the great iron districts of Meithyr Tydvil, and the ports of Cardiff and Newport, 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 con- tinuing to Runcorn; with a branch line to Brecon (in conjunction with other railways,) connecting Merthyr Tydvil, Cardiff, and Newport. (PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED.) CAPITAL, JE2,500,000, in 125,000 SHARES of JE20 each, DEPOSIT, JE3 2s. per Share. Los DOS PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE. Ths Lord Rossmore, The Dell Windsor Lord Stephen Chichester, Ormean The Right Hon. George Lionel Dawson Darner, M.P., chairman of the Great Munster Railway The Honourable Cecil Lawless, Lyons Castle, Kildarp, 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, King's Bench- walk, Temple Lieut. Col. the Hon. J. C. Westenra, M.P. George Augustus Hamilton Chichester, Esq., Chesham Place, Belgrave Square, and Oakfield, Donegal William Thomas David Lhoyd, Esq., Lhoydiarth, An- glesea, Director of the Direct London and Exeter Railway 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 Bucks, and director of the Louvain, Jemeppe, and of the Cork, Mallow, and Killarney Railways Frederick Clarkson, Esq., Doctors' Commons, and Hanger-lane, Tottenham, director of t.,he 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 Jones, Esq., Heathfield House, Swansea, Direc- tor of the Vale of Neath Railway Frederick Ximenes Gwynne, Esq., Glanbrin Park, Carmarthenshire David Pritchard, Esq., Glanwrafon, Breconshire Sankey Gardner, Esq., Eagle's Bush, Neath George Willes, Esq., Hungerford Park, Berks J. Nicholl Carne, Esq., LL.D., Dimlands House, Gla- morganshire 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 The Hon. Henry Alexander Savile, Methley Park, Leeds Sir William Young, Bart., Westboume-street, Hyde Park, Director of the East India Company The Rev. Edwin Byron, vicar, Lympne, 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 Miles Dormer, Esq., 51, Hans-place, Chelsea John James Cavan, Esq., Charles-street, St. James's- square, Director of the Eastern Counties Junction, and South end Railway Henry Brown, Esq., Harleford-place, Kennington E. Howard. Esq., HI, 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., d eputy chairman of the Manchester and Birkenhead Continuation Railway Charles Roger Dodd, Esq., North Brixton John Wright, Esq., Argyle-street John Anderson, Esq., Eust*>n-place, director of the South Midlands Junction 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, Manchester and Rugby Direct, and London and Exeter Direct Railways, and Cobre Mining Company Thomas Jones, Esq., Vanog, Breconshire 'William Eitzgibbon, Esq.. director of the Cork and Bandon, Great Munster, and Bantry Railways Captain William Gabbett Beare, Porchester place, Con- naught-scluare, 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 ]f|jlway The Rev* pronow, Court Herbert,^Wieath, 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, Cheshire> director of the Birkenhead and Holyhead also of the. Rugby, Derby and Manchester; also of the Staffordshire Pottery Li ne, 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 Park, director of the "Western Gas Company Edward Swan, Esq., St. Paul's Churchyard Wm Richardson, Esq., Director of the Wexford, Water- ford, and Valentia Railway Alexander Prince, Esq., Lincoln's Inn Fields Mark Beresford Whyte, Esq., Temple Francis Ewart, Esq., Temple, Director of the Great Leeds, and London Direct Railway Ed.vard Hoare, Esq., Percy-street, Bedford-square, Director of the Cork and Fermoy Railway Broome Pinniger, Esq., Newbury James Burness, Esq., Stratford Grove, Essex, and Corn- hill, London J. Hughes Rees, Esq., Killymanllwyd, Llanelly, magis- trate for Carmarthenshire The list of the influential Local Committee will be given in future advertisements as also that of the local bankers Engineer—John A. Galloway, Esq. Suneyors—Messrs. Hadden and Browne Bankers—-Messrs. Masterman, Peters, Mildred and Co., Nicholas-lane> Lombard-street; Union Bank of Lon- don, Princess-street, Pall-mall East, and Argyle-place Agents-Messrs. Harns.Whyting, and Co., 29, Lombard- street Joint Solicitors to the Company—Thomas Parker, Esq., 18, St. I>a.u'| s Churchyard, and 25. Spring-gardens Messrs. Dickson and Overberry, Fredeiick's-place, Old Jewry Local Solidtors-O,liver Lloyd, Esquire, Cardigan; Edward E. D. Grove, Esq., Llanelly; David Lloyd Harries, Esq., Llandovery; Robert Lanning, Esq., Pembroke; John Gwyn Jeffreys, Esq., Swansea; John Budden Jefiues, Esq., Carmarthen. Parliamentary Agent T. H. Baker, Esq., 29, Spring- gardens Secretary—H. Herbert Downman, Esq. Offices-9, Clement's Lane, Lombard-street. PROSPECTUS. 'PHIS line of Railway will form the shortest possible route 1_ to Liverpool, Manchester, and the northern counties, from the populous and important portion of South Wales included in 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-jard 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 ef the English markets, and thtough 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 supjfces 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- laud, or as the ready means of supplying the various manufactures of the north, foreign imports, jtRtl shop goods to the various towns and districts partaking of the advantages of 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 with 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 importance 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 upou. 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 all uncertainty on this head, it is intended to take ample powers for the completion of the whole line by the pre- sent as an independent company. It is proposed to construct a branch to Brecon and the several towns in the vicinity of the line, where required, and to take power to increase the capital sufficient for 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 this railway one of the best, the most prosperous, and useful in the kingdom. The late successful demonstration of the atmospheric principle on the Croydon Railway have led the Committee to have the line surveyed, 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. Until an act of Parliament shall be obtained, the affairs 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 this company. Power will be taken under the act to limit the respon- sibility of shareholders 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 in the usual form to be made at the office of the company, or to the solicitors, at 18, St. Paul's Church-yaid, or 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; and Mr. John Bone, 5, Bank-chambers, Liverpool; Messrs. T. Coghlen, and Son. Birmingham Messrs. Collis and Son. Man- chester Messrs. Cardwell and Sons. Leeds Messrs. John Young and Co. Cheltenham: Mr. Wm. Lee. Bristol Messrs. Edwards and Son Mr. W. H. Land. Glasgow Mr. James Gourlay.



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