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&OttCC0» HEREFORD AND MERTHYR TIDVIL jmctom miiwn, IN CONNKCTION WITH THE Gloucester, Aberystivith, and Central Wetlet Railway. (PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED.) CAPITAL, f400,000, in 20,000 SHARES of jEaO each. DEPOSIT, £2 2s. per Share. PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE The Hon. A. Capel, Epping The Hon. F. H. F. Berkeley, M.P., 6, Spring Gardens The Hon. A. F. Berkeley, (j, Spring Gardens Sir James Anderson, Bart., M.R.S.A., New Burlington Street Sir James Eyre, 11, Brook Street Sir W. Magnay, Bart, London Sir John Osborne, Bart., Earl's Court, Brompton Sir William Young, Bart., Director of the Honourable E. I. Company Sir Andrew Pellatt Green, Austin Friars Colonel Robert Douglas, C.B., United Service Club Colonel Hanmer, Bear Place, Maidenhead Lieut.-Co!. Elrington, Wyndham Place, Bryanston Square Major J. O. Lindam, K. H., 8, New Street, Dorset Square Major "William Beresford, Pall Mall, Deputy-Chairman of the Leeds and Carlisle Railway Lieut. R. Fowke, R.N., Chatham Lieut. White, R.N., Sheerness Thomas Fuller Maitland, Esq., Garth House, Builth, and Park Place, Henley-on-Thames T. F. Maitland, Jun., Esq., 51, Upper Sfeymour Street W. A. Hill, Esq., 29, Lonsdale Square The Venerable Archdeacon Venables, Llysdinam Hall, Builth Archibald, Charles Dixon, Esq., F.R.S., F.S.A., Rosland House, Lancashire, and Reigate Park Atkinson, C. D., Esq., "Wakefield Bagshaw, John, Esq., 17, Gloucester Place, Portman Square Barber, John, Esq., 10, Gray's Inn Place Bardgett, William, Esq., Director of the Italian and Austrian Railway Bardgett, William, Esq., Bishopsgate Street, Within Beamish Captain, Maes Mawr, Montgomery, and Ken- sington Square Bulkeley, Archibald, Esq., Suffolk Place, Pall Mall Carne, J. Nicholl, Esq., L.L.D., Dimlands House, Cowbridge Castro, H. De, Esq., 14, South Street, Finsbury Coventry, Mills, Esq., Director of the Britannia Life Assurance Company Douglass, Thomas, Esq., Marlborough Place, St. John's Wood Earle, Captain Hamilton, R. A., Director of the Oxford and Worcester Extension Railway Farncomb, Mr. Alderman Foster, E. R., Esq., Director of the Derby, Uttoxeter, and Stafford Railway Glen, J. P. Esq., Presteign Green, C. E. Esq., Blandford Street, Portman Square Grover, Captain, Ramsgate. Gunter, Richard, Esq., Belgrave Square Gwynne, Marmaduke, Esq., Llanelwyth Hall, Builth Haines, Samuel, Esq., Chad House, Edgbaston Halpin, W. H. Esq., 23, Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square Hancorne, R., Esq., Euston Square and Breconshire, Director of the Metropolitan Junction Railway Heale, Josiah, Esq., Gray's Inn, Square Hopper, John, Esq., Director of the London and Man- chester Direct Railway Hudson, John Bellingham Godfrey, Eeq., Director of the Central Terminus Railway Humphreys, Mr. Alderman Knyvett, Charles, Esq., St. James's Place, London March, William, Esq., Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park M'Cann, Nicholas, Esq., Parliament Street Montefiore J., Esq., 20, Chester Street, Grosvenor Place Morrison Peter, Esq., Director of the London and Bir- mingham Extension and South and Midland Junction Railways Morley, William, Esq., Blackheath Newton, Thomas Charles, Esq., Lugwardine, Here- fordshire Phillips, R., Esq., Gloster Villa, Gloster Road, Re- gent's Park Phillipson, R. B., Esq., Director of the Rugby, Lea- mington, and Warwick Railway Price, Rees, Esq., Tyne Hall, "Ilford, Essex Prosser, William, Esq., 13, Windsor Terrace, Pimlico Reid, William, Esq., 26, Bury Street, St. James's Rickets, T. B. Esq., Combe House, Presteign Rigby, Joseph Drowne, Esq., Cadogan Place, Belgrave Square Roberts, Thomas Turner, Esq., Llwynderw, Breconshire Robinson, George, Esq., Director of the Hull and Bainsley Junction Railway Roose, Francis, Esq., 33, Upper Montagu Street, Mon- tague Square Rose, Joseph F., Esq., Great Surrey Street Savage, Henry, Esq., 34, Dorset Place, Dorset Square Smith, Samuel, Esq., Southampton Stevenson, Thomas, 37, Upper Grosvenor Street Thomas, Edward David, Esq., Welfield House, Rad. norshire 9 Thomas Thomas, Esq., Penkerrig, Radnorshire Waite, Charles, Esq., Willesden, Middlesex Waite, G. Esq., 2, Old Burlington Street Walker, The Rev. G. A., Ahesthorpe Parsonage, Wakefield. 6 Watkins, Lloyd Vaughan, Esq., Pennoyre Wheelton, John, Esq., Meopham Place, Tonbridge Williams, B. B., Esq., Wyndham Place, Bryanston Square Wood, R. W., Esq., Lodge Place, St. John's Wood With Power to add to their Number. BANKERF. Abergavenny—Branch of Monmouthshire & Glamorgan- shire Banking Company. Aberystwith —North and South Wales Bank. Birmingham—Messrs. Moilliett & Co. Brecon—Messrs. Bromage, Sneed, & Co. Bristol—"West of England and South Wales District Bank. Cheltenham—The County of Gloucester Bank Gloucester—The County of Gloucester Bank Hay—The Herefordshite Banking Company Hereford—The Herefordshire Banking Company London—Messrs. Glynn, Halifax, Mills, and Co., Lom- bard Street Merthyr Tidvil—West of England & South Wales Bank Neath—Glamorganshire Banking Company Newport—Branch of the West of England and South Wales District Bank Ross—J. W. IlalI, Esq. Worcester—Messrs. Farley and Co. ENGINEER.—• amuel Hughes, Esq. SURVEYOR.—George Taylor, Esq. SOLICITORS. Mr. George P. Hill, 21 A, Soho Square Mr. Thomas Lawrence, Brecon SECRETARY.—Mr. Thomas Hawker WHILST providing a grand Trunk Line for Central It' Wales in the Gloucester, Aberystwith, and Central Wales Railway Company, the Directors of that important Undertaking hav« not been unmindful of the various solicitations they have received for the extension of its public usefulness. Amongst the first and most necessary of the contem- plated Extensions is the Line of Railway now proposed the objects of which are to connect, by a direct Line, the teeming and fertile Districts of Herefordshire and the adjoining highly productive Agricultural Counties of Radnor and Cardigan with the great Mineral Districts of Merthyr Tidvil and the Neighbourhood and by means of the Manchester and Birmingham Continuation and Welsh Junction, proposed to run from Crewe, vid Llangerrig, (whete that Line meets that of the Glouces- ter, Aberystwith, and Central Wales) to Aberystwith, connect North and South Wales, also Shropshire, Cheshire, fie., with the West of England. It will be hardly necessary to dilate upon the enormous Traffic which must exist between the densely populated Districts of Merthyr Tidvil, the Agricultural Counties before mentioned, with the surrounding country, and the Mines of Cardiganshire. In the latter neighbourhood the want of Coal is much felt. Improvement in Trade, increased Profits to Mining Establishments and Manufac- turers; the more ready interchange of Food for the products of the Mines, and general addition to prosperity must follow from the construction of this Line, which has the merit of clashing with no other project, and of being strongly sought after and recommended by existing interests. This Line will leaVe the Main Line at Glasbury, from whence it will ruh in an almost direct course along the Banks of the Llunvy River through Talgarth by Llangrose Lake, crossing the river Usk at a most favourable point; it will then intersect the populous neighbourhood of Talybont, and, after striking the Valleys of the Glyn and Taffechan, terminate at Merthyr Tidvil. The necessary connection of this Line with the Taff Vale and South Wales Railways will be obvious. A short Branch from the Glyn Valley will connect the Line with the Great Iron Works and Mineral Districts of Sirhowy, Tredegar, and Rhymney; by means of the Tredegar Railway, connect it also with the important TOwn and Port of Newport. v It may be remarked that this Line has long been called for by the Local Wants of the Districts affected by its progress, and was surveyed many years since by an eminent Engineer (the late George Overton, Esq., who planned the first Railway for Locomotive Power in the Kingdom.) The length of the Line will be about Twenty Miles. In the Allotment of Shares (which will take place at the earliest possible moment, on account of the necessity of being prepared for the ensuing Session of Parliament,) preference will be given ta parties locally interested in the Line, and to Scrip Holders in the Glou?€$te( and Aberystwith Railway 1 Applications for Shares in the annexed Form, may be made to the respective Solicitors; to the Secretary, at the Offices of the Company, No. 1, New Broad Street; or to the following Local Solicitors :— Birmingham Messrs. Hill and Ererill. Gloucester Henry Evans, Esq. Ross Messrs. Edwards. Hereford J. H. Ravenhill, Esq. Hay .W. Pugh, Esq. Builth Evan Vaughan, Esq. Rhayader Evan Williams, Esq. Aberystwith W. Miller, Esq. FORM OF APPLICATION. To the Provisional Committee of the Hereford and Merthyr Tidvil Junction Railway. Gentlemen,—I request that you will allot me Shares in the above Railway, and I agree to accept that or any less number that you may please to allot me; and I undertake to pay the Deposit of £2 2s. per Share on the same, and to sign the Subscribers' Agreement and Parliamentary Contract, when required. Name in full Residence Trade or Profession. Place of Business (if any). Date Reference —

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