futliuas Hottceg. Glamorgan Central Mineral Railway. (PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED,) CAPITAL f 500,000, in 25,000 SHARES of JE20 each. Deposit £2 ^9. per Share. PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE, Sir Digby Maekworth. Bart., Glen-Uske, Monmouthshire, and Cefnvdfa, Glamorganshire Sir Robert Price, Bart., M.P., Foxley, Herefordshire, andTondu, Glamorganshire The Hon. William Dawson Darner, Parkston Lodge, Poole, Dorsetshire John Bennet, Esq., Laleston House, Glamorganshire John Wick Bennet, Esq., Clifton. and Laleston, Glamorganshire Nash Edwards Vaughan, Esq., Rheola, Glamorganshire Rev. Robert Knight, Tythegstone Court, Glamorganshire Walter Coffin, Esq.,Landaff, Glamorganshire Morgan Price Smith, Esq., New House, Glamorganshire David Thomas, Esq., Pwll-y-wrach House, Glamorganshire William Jones, Esq., Pyle, Glamorganshire William Llewellyn, Esq.. Court Coleman, Glamorganshire Rev. Edward Doddridge Knight, Tredegar, Monmouthshire William Henry Buckland, Esq., Cadoxton Place. Glamorganshire John Hewitt, Esq., Tyr Mab Ellis, Glamorganshire Henry Stothert, Esq., Perrymead, Bath William Stothert, Esq., Southcot House, Bath John Rowland, Esq., Neath, Glamorganshire Uewetlyn Llewellyn. Esq., Margam Tin Plate Works, Glamor- ganshire Joseph Martin, Esq., Glyn Collen, near Swansea Leyson Hopkin Davey, Esq., Sarnfawr, Glamorganshire Henry Wyatt, Esq., Farm Hill, Stroud Jacob Riekotts, Esq., Brislington Hall, near Bath Hanbury Pargeter, Esq., West of England and South Wales Bank, Bath John Halcomb, Esq., Hungerford Jenkin Thomas Jenkins, Esq., Gelly, Glamorganshire Gwillim Traherne Jenkins. Esq., Duffryn, Glamorganshire Edward Thomas, Esq., Braich-y-Cymmer, Glamorganshire John Winkworth, Esq., Milsom-street, Bath George Edwards, Esq,, The Uolanda. Stroud uaviu w. James, Esq., Merthyr-Tydvil Thomas Stanley, Esq., Swinnerton. near Stone, Staffordshire John K. Welch, Esq., Berners-street, London Richard Thomas Gore, Esq., Queen-square, Bath Richard C. Gale, Esq., Winchester Joseph Rusher, Esq., Glynleiros, Neath, Glamorganshire William Brunton, Esq Cadoxton Cottage, Glamorganshire Henry Verity, Esq., Bridgend, Glamorganshire Francis Perry, Jun., Esq., Pyle Iron-works, Glamorganshire, and 5, Austin-friars, London George Halket, Esq., Wain Skeel, Glamorganshire James Hodgkins Allen, Esq., Porth Cawl, Glamorganshire George Wood, Esq., Daniel-street, Bath John Cottle Spender, Esq.. Gay-street, Bath John White Little, Esq., Bath Charles J. Hampton, Esq., Maesteg Iron Works, near Bridgend, Glamorganshire James Brown, Esq., Tondu Iron Works. Glamorganshire (With power to add to their number.) BANKERS. London,)Iessrs. Jones. Loyd, and Co. Cardiff Mes3rs. Towgood and Co. Neath & Swansea..The Glamorganshire Banking Company Bridgend "1 Bristol >The National Provincial Bank of England. Bath ) CONSULTING ENGINEBR-Joseph Locke, Esq,, F R.S. ENGINEERS. J. Scott Russell, Esq., F.R.S. Ed.; Messrs. Geo.&Wm. Lawford. SOLICITORS. London—Messrs. Rowland, Hacon, and Rowland, 38, Thread- needle-street. Bridgend—Mr. William Lewis. SECRETARY, pro tem.—Mr. John Henry Rowland. Temporary Offices, 38, Threadneedle-street. PROSPECTUS. A Single line of railway for the conveyance of minerals worked by horse-power has been for many years in use from the top of the Duffryn Llynvi Valley to the port and harbour of Porth Cawl, in the connty of Glamorgan, a dIs- tance of about 18 miles. This railway is the property of The Duffryn Llynvi and Porth Cawl Railway Company," a Company incorporated by an Act of Parliament passed in the year 1825, entitled, An Act for making and m3.intaining a Railway or Tramroad from or from near to a certain place called Duffryn Llynvi, in thc parish of Llangonoyd, in. the county of Glamorgan, to or near to a certain bay called Pwll Call, otherwise Ponh Cawl, in the parish of Newton Nottage in the same county. and for extending and improving th same bay by the erecrion of a pier and other suitable wprke for tbat purpose." The Duffryn 1 lynvi Valley is only one of several adjacent mineral valleys abounding with coal and iron ore (both argil. laceous and carboniferous, or biacVband) that remain un- worked for wapt only of a cheap commllnication with the sea. Porth Cawl is the natural outlet for the whole of these valleys, It wil! afford some idea of the riches of this distric', when it i(1 ltnown that the coal alone which it contains is estimated to exceed one thousand million tons, which would not be ex- hausted inless than five hundred years if three thousand tons per day were shipped, and a like quantity consumed in the manufacture of irOD. The numerous SHams of coal differ in quality, and are well adapted for domestic use, steam power, smelting of iron ore, and gas-light and manufacturing purposes. The distance of the cõal field from the shipping-place is not more than two-thirds of the distance of Newport and Cardiff from the coal fields which supply those pOfts It is therefore obvious that nothing is wanted but a commodious harbour, in order to secure, aJarre nprtinn of the coal trade of the Bristol Channel. riicr riffs greatly added to its importance, i ne lacimy wun ■which that ore as well as the coal is obtained, eSables the manufacturer to produce iron at a mnch lower cost than in any other known locality. The iron made with this ore com- bines the fluidity of the Scotch iron with the strength of the Shropshire. These peculiar advantages, when more fully developed, will naturally attract attention to this district, until it becomes one of the principal seats, if not the chief seat, of the iron trade. The discovery of the blackband iron ore, as well as the in- creasing demand for sea-borne coal, have already so greatly added to the traffic on the Duffryn Llynvi Railway, as to ren- der it quite inadequate to the present requirements of the office. Impressed with these circumstances, the Dyffryn Llynvi and Porth Cawl Railway Company have determined to make their own railway the basis of a much more extended scheme, in- cluding the whole of the important district above alluded to. and under the more comprehensive name of the Glamorgan Central Mineral Railway." This extended line of rallwav will embrace the richest mine- ral field in the principality, lying chiefly in the hundreds of Newcastle and Ogmore, comprising a district of nearly 100 square miles, abounding with coal and iron ore. It is intended to raise an adequate capital for constructing in the most efficient manner, to be worked by steam power, a branch line of railway up each of the mineral valleys into which the district is divided to connect them with the origi- nal trunk line into one general line of double railway, near Bridgend and to enlarge the harbour at Porth Cawl accord- ing to the plans of Mr. Scott Russell, who has lately 8uneyed it, and reported its capability to be inferior to none in the Bristo! Channel. It is also intended, for the convenience of passengers, to connect the main line with the South Wales Railway at two different points, which will also afford facilities of shipment at Port Talbot, Briton Ferry, Neath, and other ports accessible by the South Wales line. There are 14 blast furnaces at work and in course of erec- tion now in the Duffryn Llynvi Valley alone, and it may be reasonably expected that this number will be at least doubled by the time the whole of the contemplated lines are completed. The traffic of the Glamorgan Central Mineral Railway has been carefully estimated on the basis of the traffic now exist- ing on the Duffryn Llynvi Railway, and making a fair allow- ance for the certain increase oi that traffic, and the probable additions from the proposed branches, it is fonnd that the clear profit from minerals and heavy goods alone will, at a very moderate charge for conveyance, afford a clear dividend of 8 per cent. on the whole capital of the undertaking. This is exclusive of passenger traffic, which may be expected to yield a considerable and progressively increasing revenue. By far tbe greater number of vessels frequenting the ports of Cardiff and Newport pass the harhour of Porth Cawl, which is situated about midway between Cardiff and Swansea. The capabilities of Porth Cawl for the accommodation of shipping of the largest class, may be gathered from the follow- ing extracts from the report of Mr. Scott Russell, the engineer lately appointed to eumine it. The accessible situation and absence of all danger from the fDtrance of the harbour of Porth Cawl are such, that when the breakwater, the harbour, and the docks are completed, it cannot fail to be one of the most complete and valuable ports that coast, and will prove a great benefit to the surround- ing district of country, and to the merchant shipping generally frequenting the Bristol Channel, The break water will extend into 25 fset water, even at low water of spring tides, being sufficient to admit of merchant ships of the largest class being safely moored inside the breakwater at all times of the tide, and in all weathers. I conceive that the extension of this breakwater will afford 80 great accommodation to the merchant shipping of the Bristol Channel, that its extension and completion will be matter of national importance, and deserving of the attention and encouragement of the Government," It is intended to continue the very moderate harbour dues, ,wh;ch are levied under the existing Company's Act of Par- liament, and which, it is estimated, will be sufficient to keep the enlarged harbour in repair. The capital of the Porth Cawl and Duffryn Hynvi Railway Company is £90,000. consisting of ^50,000 in shares, and £ 40,000 in loans at interest, raised under the powers of their act. It is proposed that the original shareholders shall re- ceive, in lieu of their shares, as much stock in the new Com- pany as will, at the rate of £4 per cent. per annum, y ield a dividend equal to the revenue of the Duffyrn Llynvi Railway Company in their half-year ending the April next; but if such net revenue shall then exceed £ 12 percent, per annum, no additional value shall be given in respect of such excess; or the original shareholders may, if they prefer it, receive the value of their shares, according to the same esti- mate, by instalments payable as the caUs on the new capital are made, and bearing interest in the meantime at the rate of £4 per cent. It is also intended to purchase the shares in the Bridgend Railway (which is a short branch from the Duffrvn Llynvi Railway J, the present capital of which is under £7,000. The usual power will be taken for paying £4 per cent. into. rest on the paid-up capital; but it is conside-ed that the cur- rent revenue of the present line, during the outlay of the new .capItal, will yield a dividend of at least £4 percent., without applying any portion of the capital to the payment of the interest. No subscriber will be answereble for more than the amount of his deposit until the act is obtained, and then not beyond his subscription. Applicants tor shares, who are personally known to men. bers of the Provisional Committee, are requested to refer to one of such Committee all other applicants most give a reference to some banker or person of known respectability in London or the town from which the application is made. Prospectuses may be obtained from the Secretary, at the offices of the Com^auy or from the solicitors; or from the following sharebrokers, to auy of whom applications for shares (in the annexed form) may be made Luuduu-Mesus. Oauel, Cuerton and Lawford, Pope's Head Alley, Corohill. Liverpool.Mr. E. Baylitfe, 14, Exchange Chambers. Mr. H. W. LtMas, Royal Bank-buildings. I Manchester ..Messrs. Cardwell and Scnc. I Messrs. Haynes and Tyndail. Birmingham.Mr. J. R. Lane. Bristol Messrs. Fdwards and Son. Messis. Sohmes and Tripp. Bath Mr. R. P. Lemon, North Parade. Swansea Mr G. Turton Stroud. I.eeds Messrs. Watson and Co. Flymouth .Messrs. Hopwood and Palmer. Exeter .••• Mr. S.Sandford. Taunton Messrs. Lemon and Griffith. Southampton.Mr. Josh. Clark, jun. Cheltenham ..Messrs. Hall, Brothers, and Co. Gloucester .Mr. J. N. Balme. Glasgow .Messrs Black and Lorimer. Edinburgh.Messrs. Robertson and Co. Dublin Messrs. Labertouche and Stafford. FORM OF APPLICATION FOR SHARES. To the Provisional Committee of the Glamorgan Central Mineral Railway Company. Gentlemenl-l request that you will allot to me shares in the above Company and I hereby undertake to accept the same, or any portion of that number you may allot to me. also to pay the deposit of £ 2 2s. per share, as well as all future calls, and to sign the parliamentary contract and subscribers' agreement when required. Date Name at full length Residence. Trade or profession Place of bus ness Usual signature Reference
Manchester & Milford Haven Railway [PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED.) Capital £2,600,000, in Shares of £ 25 each. Deposit, £2 12a. 6d. per Share. PROVISIONAL DIRECTORS. Chairman-Sir John Owen, Bart., Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire, Vice-Admiral of the Coast, Governor of Milford Haven, and M.P. for Pembroke. Deputy Chairman-Richard Birley, Esq., Manchester. LANCASHIRE. Robert Ashton, Esq., cotton spinner and manufacturer, Manchester James Aiuerton, Esq., manufacturer. Manchester, direc- tor of West Lancashire Railway Thomas Barge, jun., Esq., muslin and calico printer, Manchester Hugh Beaver, Esq., cotton spinner and manufacturer, Manchester Captain Cleather, director of Oxford, Andover, and Southampton Railway Thomas Cooke, Esq., merchant and cotton spinner, Manchester, director of the London and Birmingham Railway James Durham, Esq., merchant, Manchester John Ferguson, Esq., manufacturer, Manchester Henry Farrington, Esq., silk manufacturer, Manchester, director of the Manchester, Wigan, and Southport Railway James Foulds, Esq., Trawden House, near Colne Robert Gardner, Esq., merchant, cotton spinner and manufacturer, Manchester, director of West Lancashire Railway us Thomas Hamilton, Esq., Rusholme, Manchester, director of the Leicester and Tamworth Railway William Higgins, Esq., machine maker, Manchester Hugh Hornby, Esq., Ribby Hall William Henry Hornby, Esq., chairman of the Blackburn Darwen, and Bolton Railway John Hyde, Esq., cotton spinner, Manchester Peter Kennedy, Esq., Manchester Robert Alexander Kennedy, Esq., cotton spinner, Man. Chester, director of Trent Valley, Midlands, and Grand Junction Railway Alexander Liebert, Esq., merchant, Manchester, director of Manchester and Southampton Railway John Lillie, Esq., machinist, Manchester Thomas Markland, Esq., merchant, Manchester Captain Parkinson, managing director of West Lanca- shire, and Manchester, Wigan, and Southport Railways, and director of Trent Valley, Midlands, and Grand Junction Railway T. C. W. Pierce, Esq., merchant, Manchester C. Randall, Esq., Manchester, director of the Sheffield and Manchester Railway, and the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway Hartley Sagar, Esq., Bad Grove, Colne Thomas Sands, Esq., Elmwood, near Liverpool C. L. Swainson, Esq., merchant Manchester Edmund Peel Thomson, calico printer, Manchester William Tinker, Esq., Manchester, director of the West Midland Railway Henry Tootal, Esq., deputy chairman of Manchester, Buxton, Matlock, and Great Midland Railway James Hibbert Wanklyn, Esq., merchant, Manchester, deputy-chairman of the Preston and Wyre Extension Railway George Wilson, Esq., Manchester Henry Woodcock, Esq., banker, Wigan Joseph St. John Yates, Esq., Manchester, director of the Manchester and Sheffield Railway James Young, Esq., merchant, Manchester John Adams, Esq., Holyland, Pembrokeshire George Anderton, Esq., woollen manufacturer, Cleck- heaton, Yorkshire Charles Barry Baldwin, Esq., M.P. for Totness John Barff, Esq., Wakefield, Yorkshire, director of the Wakefield, Pontefract, and Goole railway Francis Billam. Esa.. Newall Hall, Otlev, Yorkshire Major Bowling, Holyland, Pembrokeshire William Bradley. Esq., Manor Oaks, Yorkshire, director of the Sheffield and Manchester Railway William Leigh Brook, Esq., Meltham Hall, Yorkshire, director of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company The Honorable Captain Carnegie, R.N., M.P. for Stafford John Clare, Esq., merchant and coal proprietor, Grappen- hall House, Cheshire Edmund Cleaton, Esq., mayor of Llanidloes, Mont- gomeryshire Wm. Crozier, Esq., merchant and ship-owner, Durham Villa, Stepney, Middlesex The Right Honourable Col. George Dawson Damer, M.P. for Portarlington, 6, Tilney-street, Park-lane, London, and Came House, Dorchester Owen Edmund Davies, Esq., mayor of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire The Rev. Stephen Donne, Oswestry Duncan Dunbar, Esq., shipowner, Fore-street, Lime- house. London Charles Ingram Ford, Esq., Abbey Field, Cheshire James Garrard, Esq., Milford, Pembrokeshire J. W. Gray, Esq., shipowner, Commercial-road, London George Green, Esq., flannel manufacturer, Newtown, Montgomeryshire Robert Pownall Hadfield, Esq., salt proprietor, North- wich, Cheshire G. B. Harrison, Esq., underwriter, Lloyd's, London William Thos. Jackson, Esq., Tadcaster, Yorkshire, director of the Great Grimsby Railway Henry Leach, Esq., chairman of quarter sessions, Mil- ford, Pembrokeshire Captain Leckie, shipowner, London George Lewis, Esq., shipowner, Lombard-street Cham- bers, London The Right Honourable the Eatl of Lisburne, Crosswood, Cardiganshire John Matthews, Esq., flannel manufacturer, Newtown, Montgomeryshire James Micklethwaite, Esq., worsted spinner and manu- facturer, Wakefield, Yorkshire Garrett O'Moore, Esq., Deputy-Lieut. of King's County Joseph Paxton, Esq., Chatsworth, Derbyshire Sir Richard Bulkeley Philipps, bart., Lord Lieut., of the county of the town of Haverfordwest, and M.P. for Haverfordwest John Lloyd Phillipps, Esq., Dale Castle, Pembrokeshire Sir John Pirie, Bart., alderman of the city of London W. L. Pope, Esq., shipowner, Woodford, London Richard Owen Powell, Esq., Aberystwith, Cardiganshire John Ridgway, Esq., Cauldon Place, Staffordshire Pot- teries, director of North Staffordshire Railway George Roch, Esq., Butter Hill, Milford, Pembrokeshire George Sandars, Esq., Alverthorpe Hall, near Wakefield, Yorkshire Matthew Richard Scott, Esq., shipowner, Lombard- street Chambers, London James Smith, Esq., (of Deanston), 13, Queen-street, Westminster William Thompson, Esq., Upperthorpe, Yorkshire, di- rector of the Huddersfield and Sheffield Railway James Walkinshaw, Esq., Deputy Chairman of Man- chester and Southampton Railway Colonel Wemyss, C. B. Trecastle, Montgomeryshire Thomas Clifton Wilkinson, Esq., Cayton Hall, near Ripley, Y orkshire William Worthington, Esq., salt proprietor, Northwich, Cheshire (With power to add to their number.) Bankers. Manchester—Manchester and Liverpool District Bank Wigan-Thos. Woodcock and Sons Welchpool—Beck, Downward, Searth and Beck Newtown-Branch Bank of England Aberystwith—North and South Wales Bank Lampeter-D. Jones and Co. Haverfordwest-John and William Walters London-Smith, Payne, and Smiths; Sir Claude Scott, Bart., & Co. Leeds-Leeds Commercial Bank Liverpool-Liverpool and Manchester District Bank Potteries—Manchester and Liverpool District Bank Engineer. J. U. Rastrick, Esq., C.E. Solicitors. T. L.Marriott, Esq. ) „ *r e Messrs. Ridgway, j ^orfolk-street,r;Manchester Local Agents. Joseph Jones, Esq., W elchpool; Willoughby Miller, Esq., Aberystwith Messrs. Drew and Woosnam, New- town; Benj. Evans, Esq., Newcastle Emlyn; Messrs. Evans, Powell, and Matthias, Haverfordwest. Secretary pro. tlm.-Edward Robert Kelly, Esq., M.A. THIS Railway will connect Manchester with Milford Haven, by the shortest practicable route, and reduce the distance between those termini to 180 miles. The line commences at Crewe, and passes through or near to the towns of Nantwich, Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Oswe3try« Welchpool, Montgomery, Newtown, Llanidloes, Tre- garon, Lampeter, Newcastle Emlyn, Newport, Haver- fordwest, and Milford. Short branches will be made to Aberystwith and Cardigan. MILFORD HAVEN is the most capacious and secure harbour in the British Islands. By taking the tide, it may be entered without a pilot either by day or flight, j a v.n with contrary winds. Its situation at the southern .-xtremity of Pembrokeshire renders it, for vessels home- war 1-bou.id from the continent of America, the coast of Africa, the East Indies, China, and the Mediterranean, the easiest port to gain; and the outward-bound ship mav sail from thence with the wind in any quarter, and immediately find herself in the Atlantic, free from the dangers and expense of a long channel voyage. The proposed railway will connect the Lancashire and Yorkshire manufacturers with Milford Haven, and afford the like advantage to the North of England and Scotland. The expenses on the carriage of exported and imported goods, which the proposed railway will greatly lessen, or altogether save, are— First-The wages and victualling of the ship's crew during the voyage through St. George's Channel, and the Irish Sea, which varies from two days to three weeks, averaging a third of the whole voyage from the United States. Secondly—Insurance of the ship and cargo during that time. Thirdly-The channel light dues, pilotage, steam tug, and the river dues, dock dues, and town dues of Liverpool. Lastly-The expensive warehousing, and eight or nine shillings per ton carriage by the Liverpool and Manches- ter Railway. The carriage by railway of a ton of goods from Milford Haven to Manchester (180 miles) will be 15s., at Id. per mile, and jEl 2s. 6d. at the rate of lid. per mile. LOCAL TRAFFIC.—The summer passenger traffic to Aberystwith, which is the most fashionable watering place of the western coast, and to other parts of Cardi- gan Bay, is estimated to exceed that upon the Scarborough Railway, lately constructed. This line will be the means of transmitting supplies of all kinds from the manufacturing districts to the great bulk of the Welsh population -and returning agricultural produce and live stock, as well as the flannel manu- factures of Newtown and Welchpool-and will afford access to a variety of stone, slate, lime, coal, lead, and other minerals, required to be carried to various places, for the purposes of building, of agriculture, and of manu- facture. A direct connexion with the salt-works of Cheshire, through which the railway route to Manchester will pass, is equally advantageous to the company and to the ship- ping interests of Milford Haven; and the certainty of a direct communication being shortly opened between this line and the Staffordshire Potteries, by one or other of the projected railways in that direction, adds another im- portant item of traffic in crates. The extensive flannel manufactories of Newtown (known as the Leeds of Wales,) of Welchpool, and Llanidloes, and the valleys of the Severn and the Teifi, will be connected with the Yorkshire and Lancashire markets; and the founderies, potteries, tanneries, and malt and lime kilns of this industrious and thriving popu- lation will form a considerable source of local traffic. The committee reserve power to alter the Northern terminus, by extending the line to Altrincham, if requisite, and to make such arrangements with railway companies, either for adopting other lines for a portion of the route, or for reciprocal working and mileage rates of carriage, as they may think proper and consistent with the great object of opening a cheap and direct thorough communication between Manchester and Milford Haven. Power will be applied for in the bill to allow interest at the rate ofE4 per cent. upon the amount of the deposits, until the line is opened, and no shareholder will be liable for more than the amount of his subscription. In the allotment of shares a preference will be given to applications from persons locally interested. Applications for shares may be addressed to the secre- tary, at the company's offices, No. 2, Norfolk-street, Manchester, and to the local agents; and prospectuses, plans, and forms of application, may be had at the follow- ing sharebrokers:—Messrs. Bradley, Ford, and Parker, Manchester, Messrs. Cardwell and Sons. Manchester; Messrs. Massie and Robertson, Liverpool; Wm. Reynolds, junr., Esq., Liverpool: Messrs. Moon, Huddersfield; Messrs. R. B. Watson and Co., Leeds; Messrs. Horn- castle and Hibberd, and T. W. Flint and Co., Hull; Messrs. F. and W. Atkinson, 611, Threadneedle-street, and Messrs. Oswin and Co., 10, Angel-court, Throgmor- ton-street, London; Messrs. Wreford, Nichols and Co., Bristol; S. R. Phipsou, Esq., Birmingham J. N. Balme, Esq., Gloucester; and Thomas R. Evans, Esq., Cork. FORM OF APPLICATION FOR SHARES. To the Provisional Committee of the Manchester and Milford Haven Railway Company. Gentlemen—I request that you will allot me shares in the above company; and I undertake to pay the deposit thereon, or upon such smaller number as may be allotted to me, and also to execute the subscription con- tract and subscribers' agreement when required.—Dated this day of 1845. & Name in full. Usual signature. Residence. Profession or, business Place of business Referee. Referee's address
Manchester and Milford Haven Railway. IN consequence of arrangements now making for an Amalgamation with the Manchester and Birming- ham Continuation and Welsh Junction Railway, the Manchester and Milford Haven Railway Company will
Great Gwendraeth Yale ami Welsh MilWM. CAPITAL ft,000,000, in 50,000 SHARES of £ 20 each. DEPOSIT £ 2 2s. PER SHARE. PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE. John Addis, Esq., Rotherithe, Surrey, director of the Licensed Victuallers' and General Fire and Life Assurance Company, and of the Central Terminus Railway J. R. W. Atkinson, Esq., Elmwood House, Leeds Admiral J. Ayscough, Southampton J. M. Barnard, Esq., London Joseph G. Barratt, Esq., Ross, Herefordshire, director of the Rhondda Valley Railway John Blackburn, Esq., Coroner for Leeds, director of the West Midland Railway George Biocklebank, Esq., Crooms-hill, Greenwich John Dudin Brown, Esq., Sydenham, Kent, director of the Central Terminus Railway James Harness, Esq., Stratford Grove, Essex John Carter, Esq., F.R. \.S., Park Lodge, Stockwell, director of the Grand Trunk Railway Wm. Chadwick, Esq., chairigpi of the Richmond Rail- way, and director of the Oxford, Southampton, Gosport, and Portsmouth Railway Edward Chapman, Esq., Strand, London, director of the Richmond Railway Robert Charles, Esq., 23, Endsleigh-street, Tavistock- square, one of the provisional committee of the Man- chester and Rugby Direct Railway Andrew Clark, Esq.. Bank Side, deputy chairman of the Licensed Victuallers' Fire and Life Office Edward Hyde Clarke, Esq., Hyde Hall, Cheshire, and Tickford Park, Beds. James Clift, Esq., Bloomsbnry-square, director of the Paris & Strasburgh & Metropolitan Junction Railways G. Colquhoun, Esq,, director of the Worcester and South Wales Railway Dunbar John Cother, Esq., of Harcourt Buildings, London, director of the Brecon and Merthyr-Tydvil Railway Edward Creed, Esq. E. M. Davies, Esq., Penalt, Carmarthen Jonathan D. Dow, Esq., Cornhill, and Streatham, Surrey LieuL-Col. G. M. Eden, William-street, Lowndes-square Thomas Eldrid, Esq., Fore-street, London, director of the Petersfield and Southampton Railway Philip Evans, Esq., of Brynhir, in the county of Gla- morgan Thomas Farncomb, Esq., Alderman, Griffin's Wharf, Tooley-street, chairman of the London and Westminster Bank Thomas Fenton, Esq., of Kilgerran, in the county of Pembroke, one of the provisional committee of the North and South Wales Railway Hugh P. Fuller, Esq., King William-street, director of the Mitcham and South Western Railway Company William Gambier, Esq., Sacombe Park, Herts Joseph Giilham, Esq., Hargreaves House, Oldham, di- rector of the Staffordshire Potteries, and Birkenbead and Holyhead Junction Railways Rev. F. H. Hall, D.D., Rector of Fulbourne, Cam- bridgshire J. G. Hammack, Esq., Essex-house, Mile End-road, director of the Licensed Victuallers' and General Fire and Life Office, and one of the committee of the Direct Western Railway Gilbert Harries, Esq., of Coalbrook, in the couufv of Carmarthen, and of Llananwas, in the county of Pem- broke David Lloyd Harries, of Llandingat-House, in the county of Carmarthen Edward Hicksc Esq., director of the City and Camden Town Railway J. K. Hooper, Esq., Alderman, and director of the Direct Manchester Railway Richard Wm. Johnson, Esq., Holloway, director of Remington's Direct London and Manchester Railway John King, Esq., College-bill, London, director of the Great Grimsby, Louth, Horncastle, Lincoln, and Mid- land Junction and Thames Valley Railways J. Kinlocb, Esq., Gloucester Road, Hyde Park, director of the North Wales Railway Valentine Knight, Esq., Cornwall-terrace, Regent's-park, director of the Dendre Valley Railway William Knott, Esq., 4, Adelaide-place, director of the Richmond Railway Edwin Leaf, Esq., of Wood-street, and of Cumberland. street, Portman-square John Dawson Lowden, Esq., Doughty-street, director of the Richmond Railway Captain J. H. Leckie, Richmond, Surrey, one of the pro- visional committee of the Manchester and Rugby Direct Railway Nicholas McCann, Esq., 50, Parliament-street, director of the Manchester and Rugby Direct Railway John M'Rae, Esq., Wood-street, and Page Green House, Tottenham, deputy-chairman of the Thames Plate Glass Company Sir William Magnay, Bart., Alderman, chairman of the Great Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Horncastle, and Mid- land Junction, and director of the Great Luxembourg Railway. Robert Main, Esq., Ravensbourne Park, Kent, directot of the Licensed Victuallers' and General Fire and Life Assurance Company George Man, Esq., Woodlawn, Dalwich, Surrey William Margetson, Esq S:reatham Hill, Buxton, one of the provisional committee of the London, Stains, Ascot, and Reading Junction Railway Edward Moore, Esq., M.D., Tliurlow House, Hackney- Road i Evan W. Morris, Esq., Pembury, Kent, director of the North and South Wales Railway Henry Moss. Esq., proprietor of the Great Gwendraeth Vale and Welsh Junction Railway George Murray, Esq., Chichester, magistrate for the county Rev. J. A. Nash, Westhourne Terrace, Hyde Park Major General Parlby, C.B., director of the Worcester and South Wales Railway Thomas Paul, Esq., 10, Mansion Honse Street, director of the Direct London and Exeter, and of the Liverpool and Derby Direct Railways George R. Paul. Esq., Strand, and Worthing, Sussex Apslay Pallet, Esq., director of the Staines and Richmond Railway W. W. Peel, Esq., Ulieslhorpe, Leicestershire George Pell, Esq., Welford, Northamptonshire George R. Peppercorne, Bex hill, Sussex, director of the Chatham and Portsmouth Railway Sir John Pirie, Bart., Alderman, director of the Peninsu- lar and Oriental Steam Packet Company, one of the provisional committee of the Manchester and Rugby Direct Railway Alderman Porter, Soathamptou, director of the South Midland Railway W. S. Potter, Esq., provisional director of the Oxford, Gosport, and Southampton, and the Oxford and Chel- tenham Rail ways Rev. Thomas Price, Rector of Llanrothel, Herefordshire John Rand. Esq., Guildford, Surrey James Rannie, Esq., of Belgrave-street, Belgrave-square, director of the Erewash Valley Extension Railway Line James Reeves, Esq., Leighton, Essex, director of the Great Manchester, Rugby, and Southampton, and of the South Midland Junction Railways Admiral Sir George Sartorius, director of the Dover and Bristol Railway William Shadholt, Esq., Chairman of the Greenwich Railway, and Director of the London Joint Stock Bank Henry Silverlock, Esq., of Woolwich, Kent, and Doctors' Commons, member of the Steam Ship-owner's Associa- tion, and director of the Waterman's, and City Steam- Boat Companies T. Bridge Simpson, Esq., deputy-chairman of the Rich- mond Railway William Slark, Esq., of Cheapside, and of The Lodge, Cricklewood, director of the West Midlands Railway Major William Snow, Old Cavendish-street, Cavendish- square, director of the Chatham and Portsmouth Railway William E. Snow, Esq., Tredegar-square, director of the Cornwall and Central Devon, and Exeter and Yeovil Railways John Soane, Esq., Waltham Hall, Waltham Abbey, Essex James Steadman, Esq., Guildford, director of the Reading and Reigate Railway Martin Stutely, Esq., of Cambridge-terrace, Regent's- Park, provisional director of the Grand Trunk and Direct Western, Leeds and Carlisle Railways Wm. Tanner, Esq., of 84, Great Surrey-street, Black- friar's-road, provisional director of the Direct Western and the Leeds and Carlisle Railways Robert Watkins, Esq., Augusta-House, Worthing, director of the Reading and Reigate, and deputy chairman of the Rugby and Manchester Railways Sir Henry Webb, Bart., Pall Mall John Webster, Esq., of Aldermanbury, and of Micklen- bnrgh-square, Merchant, director of the Dartmouth, Torbay, and Exeter Railway W. Lechmere Whitmore, Esq., director of the Worcester and South Wales Railway William Williams, Esq., of the Abbey, Kidwelly, Car- marthenshire, one of the provisional committee of the North and South Wales Railway Wm. WTalters, Esq., Dymnant Colliery, Llanon, Carmar- thenshire PROVISIONAL DIRECTORS.Sir William Magnay, Bart., Alderman, Chairman. J. G. Hammack, Esq., Deputy- Chairman. George Brockelbank, Esq. I John Carter, Esq. William Chadwick, Esq. | D- Brown, Esq. Captain Leckie | William Tanner, Esq. J. Addis, Esq. | Valentine Knight, Esq. Robert Charles, Esq. John King, Esq. Sir John Pirie, Alderman | Robert Watkins, Esq. SOLICITORS.—Messrs. Wire and Child, 9, St. Swithin's Lane, London. Messr". Vaughan and Bevan, Brecon. LOCAL AGENTS.—Edward D. Grove, Esq., Llanelly; Daniel Price, Esq., Talley, Carmarthenshire; J. L. Popkin, Esq., Llandilo; R. W. Beor, Esq., Swansea. CONSULTING ENGINEER.—J. U. Rastrick, Esq. ENGINEER.-Thomas Hay, Esq. BANKERS.—The Commercial Bank of London. Messrs. Wilkins, and Co:, Carmarthen and Llanelly. SECRETARY pro tem. — Mr. II. W. Sewell. 11HIS Railway is proposed to be made with a view to its forming a Junction in the most important part of South Wales with three other projected Lines, viz., the South Wales, the Welsh Midland, and the North and South Wales, whereby communication will be formed with North Wales and Ireland, London, Bristol, Glou- anit Ttie^noie-br tne' MortneM iuM11UdlfVilWhy1 ifSman, and also with the Coasts of Devon and Cornwall, and will accommodate the following Towns in the vicinity of the Line, Carmarthen, Llandilo, Llangadock, Llan- dovery, Trecastle, Brecon, Hay, Ciickhowel, Aber- gavenny, Merthyr Tydvil, Swansea, Neath, Lloughor, Llanelly, Kidwelly, Laugharne, St. Clears, Narberth, Haverfordwest, Milford, Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn, Pembroke, H. M- dockyard at Pater and the fashionable Watering Places of Aberystwith, Tenby, Lanstephan, and the Ferry side. Commencing Pembrey, Carmarthen- shire, a harbour of recent formation, but unequalled in point of situation, depth of water, and safe anchorage for Ships by any other Tidal Harbour on the whole of the Welsh Coast the Line will be carried close to the Village of Peinbrej, in a westward direction about one mile and a half, where it is intended to cross the South Wales Railway, from here, taking a course to the North, it will proceed through the Gwendraeth Vale, passing the Yillages of Pontyates, Ponthenry, Llangendeirne, Pontyberem, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog to Llanarthney, near to which place it is intended to intersect the Line of the Welsh Midland at a point about six miles from Llandilo and nine from Carmarthen, and on from this point up the Vale of Cothi, passing the Villages of Llanegwad, B rechta, Abergorleeh, Edwinsford, and Llansawel to Lampeter, where it will form a Junction with the North and South Wales Railway, and com- pleting a distance, including branches, of about fifty- four miles. It is intended to connect the Line with the coal, marble, and mineral districts. The Line presents no engineering and the country through which it passes abounds with the materials necessary for its construction. Should it become necessary, arrangements will be made for the continuation of the Line from near Edwins- ford to Rhayader, and to form a junction with other projected Railways. This Railway will proceed for the first 20 miles through a most important mineral district abounding with bituminous anthracite and steam-coals, iron, fire-clay, limestone, black marble, slate, flagstone, copper, and lead ores, and the remainder of the distance across an agricultural country, thus connecting these several districts with the sea and with each other. It is quite obvious that great benefit must also result to the Landowners by the construction of this Railway, in insuring the cheap delivery of Coal and Lime, both essential to the welfare of the Farmer. Thousands of acres of convertible land are now lying barren for want of the means of procuring lime as manure at a moderate cost, which is scarcely to be ob- tained from the heavy charge for transit, in common carts, over bad roads. The traffic in coals, lime, slate, copper and lead ore, timber, cattle, and every description of live stock and agricultural produce, which already exists to a large extent, must receive great impulse from the convenience and economy of his line of Railway. The great interchange of commodities between the manufacturing, the mining, and the agricultural districts, will ensure a large revenue, independently of passenger | traffic, which, must necessarily be of great extent, the line forming a connecting link between many main lines, communicating with every part of the United Kingdom. It is estimated that even the present traffic of the Gwendraeth Vale alone in coal and lime is of itself sufficient to pay a fair percentage on the capital required for this Railway, leaving out all the other sources of profit. The value of the Land generally required for the Line is within the average cost. Until an Act of Parliament shall be obtaiued, the affairs of this Company shall be under the control ui' the Committee of Management, to whom power is given to allot the Shares, and to apply the funds of the Company in payment of the ^incurred in its formation and in the preparation of the Plans and Sections to be sub- mitted to Parliament. Preference will be given in the allotment of Shares to the Landed Proprietors and others locally interested in the Line. Power will be applied for in the Act-and in the meantime is hereby given to the Committee of Manage- ment-to raise an additional capital; to abandon any part of the Line, to make Branch Lines, or enter into arrangements with any other Company or Companies and also to nominate the first Directors of the Company. The Deeds will provide that no Call shall be made on the Shareholders beyond the Deposit until the Act of Parliament is obtain'd, and power will be taken in the Act to allow 4 per Cent. interest on all Calls. The Parliamentary contract and subscribers' agreement will be ready for signature on payment of the deposits. Applications for prospectuses and shares may be made to the solicitors, and to the following stock and share brokers: — Messrs. James, William, and Charles Pepper- corne, 2, Old Broad-street; Messrs. Hill, Fawcett, and Hill, Threadneedle-street; Messrs. Smith, Knowles, and Cook, Leeds Messrs. Wreford, Nicholls, and Wreford, Bristol; Messrs. Fletcher and Sharp, Liverpool; Mr. Wakefield, Nottingham; Messsrs. H. Monro and Co., Edingburgh W. H. Collis, Esq., Birmingham Messrs. Duncan and Hutchinson, Glasgow; Mr. Frederick Wheatcroft, broker, Derby; Mr. I. M. Balme, Glouces- ter. FORM OF APPLICATION. To the Provisional Committee of the Gwendraeth Vrtle ana Welsh Junction Railway Company. I request you will allot to me Shares of £20 each, in the Capital of the above-n-.med Railway, and I will accopt the same or any less number, on the terms of the Prospectus, and pay the deposit of £2 2s. per Share, and sign the Parliamentary Contract and Sub- scribers' Agreement when required. Dated the day of 1845. Name in full Place of B lsiness Residence Profession Reference in full
GREAT WEIM CESTUAL MILWAI Connecting the whole of the Principality of Wales including the great iron districts of McithyrTydvit, and the ports of Cardiff and Newport, with Liverpool, Manchester, and the Northern and Midland Counties, by a direct Ii:ie from the Ports of Swansea, Neath, and Llaneily, via. Llandovery to Oswestry, and con- tinuing to Runcorn; with a btanchline to Brecon (in conjunction with other railways,) connecting Merthyr Tydvil, Cardiff, and Newport. (PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED.) CAPITAL, f 2,503,000, in 125,000 SHARES of £20 each, DEPOSIT, JM 2s. per Share. PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE. Ths Lord Rossmore, The Dell, Windsor The Lord Edward Chichester, Ormeau Lord Stephen Chichester, Ormeau The Right Hon. 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, 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 llawson, Esq.,Stoney Rhoyd, Halifax, one of Her Majesty's deputy lieutenants, and justice of the peace for the West Riding, county of York John Brlrnes, 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 Clarksou, 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 Jones, Esq., Heatbfield House, Swansea, Direc- tor of the Vale of Neath Railway Frederick Ximenes Gwynne, Esq., Glanbr&n Park, Carmarthellshire 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 HOUSP, Gla- morganshire Henry Wright, Esq., diiector of the Warwick and Wor- cester, and South Midland Junction Railways James Reeves, Esq.. Leyton, ESSH. director of the Great Manchester, Rugby, and Southampton Railways E. F. Dayrell, Esq., Lillingstone Dayrell, high slieriff of Buckinghamshire, chairman of the Minehead and Bridgewater Railway The Hon. Henry Alexander Savile, Methley Park. Leeds Sir William Young, Bart., Westbourne-street, Hyde Park, Director of the East India Company The Hev. 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 Southend Railway Henry Brown, Esq., Ilarleford-place, Kennington E. Howard. Esq., 18, Edward-street, Poitman-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 JohnAndersou, Esq., Euston-place, 1 ector of the South Midlands Junction ilailway William Lee, Esq., Satts House, Rochester, director of the Essex and Suffolk Railway John Matthew Mason. Es^^Cat^f^' l'ark, cll 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 Fitzgibbon, Esq.. director of the Cork and Bandon, Great Munster. and Bintry Railways Captain William Gabbett Beare, Porchester-place. Con- naught-square, director of the Worcester, Shrewsbury, and Crewe Railways Frederick Seymour, Esq., St. Jamps's-square Henry D. Erskine, Esq., Mount.street, Grosvenor-square James Gertion, Esq., Conduit-street, director of the London and Nottingham Railway The Ilev. 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 Xeston, Cheshire, director of the Birkenhead and Holyhead Railway, &c. Henry Peach Buckler,jEsq., 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, director of the Worcester Extension Railway, aud of the York and Leeds Junction Rail- way J. llughesRees, Esq., Killymaenllwyd, Llanelly, magis- trate for Carmarthenshire The Hon. William Dawson Damer, London William Nash, Esq., Clapham Common, Chairman of the Brighton, Lewes, and Hastings Railway Wm. Webb, Esq., Llanelly, Carmarthenshire John Dunbar Cother, Esq., Llandrinio Hall, Director of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway Howel Gwyn, Esq., Baglan House, Neath John Kymer, Eiq., Pontardulais, Carmarthenshire Martin West, Esq., Preston Hall, near Leeds, Yorkshire, Landed Proprietor in Carmarthenshire, Recorder of Lynn, director of the Cambridge and Lincoln Exten- sion Railway, and Magistrate for Middlesex P. H. Morgan, Esq., Devynnock, Brecknockshire W. H. Buckland, Esq., Cadoxton Place, Glamorgan- shire, director of the Glamorgan Mineral Railway Engineer—John A. Galloway, Esq. Surveyors—Messrs. Hadden and Browne Bankers-Jlessrs. Masterman, Peters, ^ildred and Co., Nicholas-lane, Lombard-street; Union Bank of Lon- don, Princess-street, Pall-mall East, and Argyle-place Liverpool Messrs. Leyland and Bullins Birmingham..Messrs. Attwood, Spooner & Co, Manchester .Sir B. Heywood, Bart., & Co. Leeds The Union Bank Bristol. Messrs. Miles, Harford, & Co. Glasgow. The Western Bank of Scotland S^entii The Glamorganshire Banking Co. L1& Smarth3°n'} Messrs- Wilkins & Co- Newport.Messrs. William Williams, & Co. Welshpool.Messrs. Beck & Co. N chMtS.?.} North and South Wales Bank 1esteI Llandovery Messrs. Jones, Son, and Foster Agents-Messrs. Harris,Whyting. "Id Co., 29, Lombard- street Joint Solicitors to the Compal; >mas Parker, Esq., 18, Sr. Paul's Churchyar:, 2.3, Spring-gardens Messrs. Dickson and Ov. A.V,, Frederick's-place) Old Jewry Local Solicitors—Oliver Llojd, Esquire, Cardigan; Edward E. D. Grove, Esq., Hanelty David Doyd Harries, Esq., Llandovery; Richard Wood, Esq., Rhyader; Robert Lanning, Esq., Pembroke John Gwyn Jeffreys, Esq., Swansea; John Budden Jeffries, Esq., Carmarthen; A. Cuthbertson, Esq., Neath; Richard Wood, Esq,, Rhayader; Messrs. Vaughan and Bevan, Brecon; John Jenkins, Esq., Newtown; Alfred Meredith, Esq., Welshpool; Messrs. Roberts and Thomas, Oswestry Thomas Edgeworth, Esq., Wrexham Saml. Brittain, Esq., Chester; Messrs. Beaumont and Wmason, Warrington j William Irlam, Esq., Liverpool. Parliamentary Agent—T. H. Baker, Esq., 29, Spring- gardens Secretary—H. Herbert Downman, Esq. Offices-9, Clement's Lane, Lombard-street, London. PROSPECTUS. M HIS line ofRailroad will form the shortest possible route JL to Liverpool, Manchester, and the northern counties, from the populous and itnporrant 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-jard of Pembroke; and will afford nearly the same advantages to the whole Principality. It 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 leui, copper and other mines, which, owing to the want of 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 expeditions 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 centra! and northern parts of England and Sot- land, or as the ready means of supplying the various tires of the north, foreign imports, and shop goods to the various towns and districts partaking of the of the line, or uneasy and agreeable transit for the tourist to the far famed beauties of North and South Vr.de-, and the new field open to the trading com- munity, it must, in a commercial, agricultural, and national point of view, be considered one of the most important railways in the kingdom, 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 tbis railroad asdirect 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 rmfltiplieation 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 all uncertainty on this head, it is intended to take ample powers for the completion of the whole line by the pro- 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.
GLOUCESTER, ABERYSTWITH.& CENTRAL. G WALES RAILWAY COMPANY.—The direc- tors have the pleasure to announce to their shareholders that an arrangement has been made with the directors of the Great Western Railway, whereby the support of the latter Company has been secured for the Gloucester, Aberystwith, and Central Wales Railway Company, which line will be a continuation of the Monmouth and Hereford Railway from Hereford, and be constructed on the broad guage principle. The directors have further to announce that, in addition to the line projected from Hereford to Merthyr Tydvil, they have determined on a plan for the complete accommodation of the Golden Valley district, through Vouchurch and Peterchurch, into the main line at or near Hay, the particulars of which, and of other extensions necessary for the accom- modation of the ports adjacent to their trunk line, will shortly appear. The directors have further to state, that most powerful interests have joined their direction, and that every preparation will be completed in time for a compliance with the standing orders of both Houses of Parliament, and the most sanguine expectations exist that the various plans of this Company will be sanctioned by the legislature in the ensuing session of Parliament. By order, THOMAS HAWKER, Secretary. Offices of the Company, 1, New Broad-street, City. Oct. 18, 1845. HEREFORD and MERTHYR TYDVIL JUNC- TION RAILWAY, in connection with the. Gloucester and Aberystwith and Central Wales Railway. —'Ih Holders of Scrip in the Gloucester, Aberystwith, and Central Wales Railway who apply for shares in the Hereford and Merthyr Tydvil Junction Railway, are re- quested to forward the numbers of their scrip to the office of the Company immediately, as the Allotment Commit- tee are about to commence tile business of allotment. By order, THOMAS HAWKER, Offices, 1, New Broad-street, City. 0. 10, 1S-15. G1 LOUCESTER, ABERYSTWITH, and C EN i R WALES RAILWAY. COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT. Chairman.—Major J. O. Lindam, K.H. Deputy-Chairman.—W. A. Hill, Esq. The Most Noble the Marquis of Cianricar le The Right Hon. the Earl of Southampton C:lpt. The Hon. F. Berkeley. M.P. for Gloucester The Hon. F. H. F. Berkeley, M.P. for Bristol Hon. G. F. Berkeley, M.P. for West Gloucestershire C. E. Green, Esq. Capt. Price, R.N. Lieut.-Colonel Hanmer T. Barber, Esq. T. Fuller Alaitland, Esq. The directors refer with much satisfaction to their en- I gagements with the Great Western Railway Company by which the co-operation and support of that company is secured for this undertukiiu. The directors have to report, tha' the engineer has undertaken to be fully prepared with the plans and sec- tions of this line which will be deposited in due time for proceeding to Parliament in the ensuing session, of which application to Parliament the necessary notices will appear in due course. By order, T S. HAWKER, Secretary. 1, New Broad-street, City, Oct. 23rd, 1845. HEREFORD and MERTHYR TYDVIL JUNC- TION RAILWAY COMPANY, in connection with the Gloucester, Aberystwith, and Central Wales Railway Company. BOARD OF MANAGEMFNT. Chairman.—Hon. F. H. F. Berkeley, M.P. Deputy-Chairman-—T. Fuller Maitland, Esq. The Most Noble the Marquis of Clanricarde The Right Hon. the ICarl of Southampton Captain The Hon. F. Berkeley, M.P. for Gloucester The Hon. F. H. F. Berkeley, M.P. for Bristol The Hon. G. F. Berkeley, M.P. for West Gloucestershire The Hon. A. Capel Sir W. Magnay, Bart. Sir James Eglinton Anderson Major Lindain, K.H. W. A. Hill, Esq. Lieut.-Colonel Hanmer, K.H. Mr. Alderman Humphrey, M.P. J. Monteflore, Esq. Captain Beamish, R.N. T. B. Ricketts, Esq. T. Carlisle, Esq. A. nettridge, Esq. Richard Fowke, Esq. J. W. Carne, Esq. R. H. Lindham, Esq. Arrangement with the Great Western, and consequent adoption of the Broad Gauge: —The Directors, fully alire to the importance of connecting the interests of this Company with the GR at Western ILDIWAV, have the pleasure to announce that they have conclude.1 an ar- rangement with that Company the effect of which will be, that the Great Western will give to this Company their support and influence in the carrying out of this project, in connection with that of the Gloucester, Aber- ystwith, and Central Wales Railway. By order, J. HAWKER, Secretary. 1, New Broad-street, City, Oct. 23, 1S45. Standard Life Assurance CUlni;any. ESJTILSIA.IISILSSA 1825. Edinburgh; 3, George-street. London: 82, King William-Street. LONDON BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The Right Honble. Lord Ernest Bruce, M.P. Sir James Eyre, M.D. Matthew Forster, Esq., M.P. James Gadesden, Esq. William Haigh, Esq. Edward Thomas Whittaker, Esq. George Frederick Young, Esq. DIVISION OF PROFITS—FINAL NOTICE. THIS is the Year in which the Third Division of the Company's Profits falls to be made. The necessary investigation is now in progress, and all persons assuring before the 15th November next will share in the division PETER EWART, Resident Secretaiy. 82, King William-Street, Oct. 15th, 1845. AGENTS. Cardiff—George Clinton, Architect, Windsor-place. Monmouth- James G. George, Solicitor. Newport-E. E. Beckingham, West of England Bank. Wormier and Mertliyr Tydvil JJivQ-nQN RAILWAY. T a Public Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of MERTHYR, held pursuant to Advertisement, at the Castle Hotel, this 3rd day of October. 1845, at which a Deputation from the Worcester and Mfrthyr-Tydtil Junction Railway attended, DXVID W. JAMES, Esq., having been unanimously called to the Chair, It was moved by William Thomas, Esq., Magistrate for the County of Glamorgan, and seconded by Thomas Evam, Esq., of Dowhiis iron Works, Hint, in the opinion of this Meeting, the construction of a Railway from Mert'.y t'-Tyiiil to join the Worcester i and South Wales Junction Railway at Ross, as set forth i in the Prospectus of the Worcester and Mertliyr-Tydfil Junction Railway, is calculated essentially to promote the prosperity of this Town and Neighbourhood, inasmuch as it will periect a main trunk Lineof Railway to Worcester, Birmingham, London, and th. North of England, and thus afford an advantageous outlet for the Minerals of this District, and an inlet for the Agricultural productions of the Counties of Monmouth, Hereford, and Worcester; therefore this Meeting will give such undertaking its strenuous support." —Carried unanimously. It was moved by Thomas Brown, Esq., of Ebbw Vale and Sirhowy Iran Works, and seconded by Benjamin Martin, Esq., of Penydarrau Iron Works, I hat the thanks of this Meeting be given to William Chadwick, Esq., and the Gentlemen of the Deputation from the London Committee, for their attendance at this Meeting, and for the satisfactory information they have afforded to the Meeting respecting the proposed Worcester and Merthyr-Tydfil Junction Railway."—Carried una- nimously. The Chairman having vacated the Chair, It was moved by Thomas B. Simpson, Esq., and seconded by William Davies, Esq., of Merthyr, That the thanks of this Meeting be given to the Chairman for his able and impartial conduct in the Chair."—Carried by acclamation. WJORCESTER and MERTHYR TYDVIL JUXC- t y I ION RAILWAY.—N# further Applications for Shares in this Company can be received. The letters of Allotment will be issued in a few days. By Order, W. BORROW, Sec. 7, Walbrook, October 15, Kla. WESTOMUPER-MARE PIER, FOR CONNECTING South Wales and Ireland with the Western and Southern Counties. London, and the North. [Provisionally Registered, pursuant to Vic. 7 and 8 cap. 10.] No Shareholder to be liable beyond the amount of his Shares. Capital JE30,000, in Shares of £20 each. Deposit £ I I Us. per Share. PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE. [ John Hugh Smyth Pigott, Esq., Brockley-hall, Somerset, trate for the countv Francis Hutchinson Šynge, Esq., Weston Lodge, Weston-super- Mare, magistrale fur Somerset Thomas Tutton Knyfton, Esq., Uphill-lodge, magistrate for the county of Somerset John Hugh W. Smyth Pigott, Esq., Southampton, R.Y.S., Cowes, magistrate for the county of Somerset General George Augustus Andrews, Widcom])t>-houst>, Bath Heberden Findea Emery, Esq., the Grange, Banwell, magistrate for the coullty of Somerset William Ibrk.aess. Esq., Weston-super-Mare George Emery. Esq., Norton-street, Portland-place, London, Director of the Waterford and Kilkenny, the Curk and Wa- terford, and the Galway and Kilkenny Uaihvays James Twigg, Esq., Dublin, Director of the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway I Ebenezer Pike, Esq., Cork, Managing-director of the Cork Steamship Company George Frederick Burroughs, Esq., Shepton-Mallet, Somerset J ohl1 Sawers. Esq., Veranda-house, Weston-super-Mare John Baker, Esq., Aldwiek-court. Blagdon, Somerset Robert Ford, Esq., Bridgwater George Frederick Fox, Esq., Bristol Bartlett Little, Esq., Bath Richard Haven, Esq., Temple, London Edwin Coltens, Esq., Bath John Bailey, Esq., Blagdon, Somerset Henry Ray, Esq., Iron Acton, Gloucestershire Frederick Bailey, Esq., Middle Temple, London John Sperrin, Esq., Weston-super-Mare John Reeve, Esq., Weston-super-Mare Thomas lIarril!, Esq., Weston-super-Mare William Dredge, Esq., Bath Robert Cooke, Esq., Bath John Yaughan, Esq., Bath John Witiiam Jeyes, Esq., Uppingham. Rutlandshire (With power to add to their number.) SacRETAtiv—Mr. John Brooks, Weston-super-Mare. I JOINT SOLICITOUS. Joseph Edgar,Esq., & Henry Davies, Esq., Weston-super-Mare- LONDON SOLICITO!ls.-Edwards, Mason, and Edwards. ARCHITECT AND SURVEYOR-Mr. Daniel Horwood, Bristol. CONSULTING ENGINEER—Captain Moorsom, R.N., C.E. ENGINEER—Mr. James Dredge. BANKERS & TREASURERS. Stuckcy's Banking Company, at all their Branches. WESTON-SUPER-MARE, as a watering-place, is r t' most delightfully situated on the Bristol Channel, and from the salubrity of its air, picturesque scenery, and many natural local advantages, has for many years been rising in public estimation. The Beach has long been pre-eminent for extent, being upwards of Two Miles in length, to which the tide ebbs and flows without impediment, and its proximity to Bristol, Welis, Bridg- water (each only Twenty Miles distant), Bath (Thirty Miles), and to Gloucester and Cheltenham, and the ease with which it is accessible by means of the Gloucester, Great Western, and Bristol and Exeter Railways, along which trains pass seven times daily in each direction into I the town of Weston-super-Mare, offers unusual advan- tages and inducements for the erection of a Landing Pier and Slip, and the promise of a certain profitable return upon the capital invested, such as can be afforded at nO other point in the Bristol Channel, and for this simple reason, there is no other place on the coast where any existing line of railroad touches, and it is obvious, therefore, that the outlay of capital which must necessa- rily be involved in the creation of those facilities which at present exist at Weston-super-Mare would propor- l tionately reduce the return to the shareholder. If. therefore, it be necessary to expend a capital of £ 500,000 in order to obtain a railway and pier from another point in the Bristol Channel, at least an outlay of £450,OOU of such capital would and must be devoted to the attain- ment of that object, namely, a railway communication j (winch the port of Weston-super-Mare already possesses.) Ihe committee, therefore, would assert (and defy con- tradiction) that no other port on the Bristol Channel can evet be ill the same position as Weston-super-Mare without an outlay of capital to at least upwards of I sixteen times the amount required at that place, and the result to the shareholders is too obvious to need further comment. The situation of the town also offers an immediate mil direct point of communication with Cardiff, the Taff Vale Railway, and the whole of South Wales, the distance being only Eight Miles across the Channel, without any obstruction and it is proposed to establish a Steav> Ferry J between these towns, which will give a more ready com- munication with South Wales and the whole of the West of England than can be obtained by any other means already established, or at present in contemplation. It is announced that a Branch Railway will he shortly laid down frolll the Bristol and Exeter Line to thr central and eastern parts of the County of Somerset through the City of Wells, and extended direct to the Town of Poole, in Dorsetshire, so that Weston-super-Mare will be con- nected with the more distant Southern Counties, and the various important Railways in those localities. The City of Paris, by means of the Cherbourg Railway, will be wU/un twelve hours' journey; and it is confidently believed that the opening of a direct communication with South Wales from Weston-super-Mare, and the facility to be afforded for landing passengers at all states of the tide at the latter place, will much increase the traffic by this route, to which the now proposed South Wales Lines will be great auxiliaries. There are at present at Weston-iuper-Mare five excel- lent hotels, a bathing establishment equal to any in the kingdom, erected by the late Dr. Fox, of Brislinston, and still held by his family, and 25,000 passengers were brought by the railway alone to the town in the- vourse of the last year, exclusive of those arriving by oShe* con- veyances and there are at present upwards of f>n» houses. The population in 1831 was 1,359. and is aa* between three and four thousand. The plan proposed is to unite the main land with t716 Island of Birnbeck, by means of a suspension bridge (upon the principle for which Mr. Dredg.j, of Bath, lr.s obtained a patent), approaching the i^A-ad in a north- western direction, passing over it and extending the Pier into tne Channel to a distance of about 300 yards from the extreme point of the island. The approach from the Channel will be at all times at a depth of water sufficient to ensuie the safe-landing of passengers, being at the lowest pomt (as shown by the government survey) not less than 18 feet; and will give a safe. speedy, and cheap mode of communication to parties visiting or trading to the \S estern, Wulsh, and Irish coasts. ° There are at present twelve steamers passine Weston- super-Mare almost daily to Dublin, Cork. Wate forJ, I euby, Ha>le, Swansea, and Liverpool. Two steamers trom Cuiditi, and four from Newport alar, regularly trade from Bristol, a portion of the passengers and traffic by all of which, a. well as a share of the Severn trade, may be fairly calculated upon, when it is remembered that Weston-super-Mare will, by means of the Pier, be ap- p oac .i > e a a times, and that the present hours of • f USj} ^Qtl cl&h boats are regulated aceord- g o e 8 a e o» the tide, by which the duration of the ojage ia necessarily InfiuenceJ, their arriving within e perioct their power Could accomplish being unavailing umess the tide to Bristol serves to carry them up the nver. 1 The proposed Pier will therefore be particularly desir- able for persons comingfromor going t) Ireland or Wales, The present daily railway communications from the I own of Weston-super-Mare being four times to London, six times to Bristol and Bath, :?nd eight times to Exeter so that persons, by means of the proposed Pier, will often be at Padoington or Exeter before they could, "jy the present mode, reach Bristol, and aiwavs be ru,c. or two trains in advance of any othwpresent place of Ian ding ictheBristolChannel. The contemplated Pier will be so constructed is to afford a delightful promenade to visiters and inhabitant* of Weston-super-Mare at all times, as well as the eppor-