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HOLT AND FARNDON. RAILWAY MEETING. A meeting was held in the large room of the Gredington Arms, Holt, on Friday afternoon last, to take into consideration the best means of obtaining railway com- munication with Chester and Wrexham, or with both. Amongst those present were The Hon. Geo. Kenyon, the Vicar of Holt (Rev. R. H. Grey), Mr. Evan Morris (Wrexham), Mr. Gilbert Parry (Farndon), Mr. T- Jones (Rose Villa, Farndon), Mr. Geo. Dutton (Castle Cottage, Holt), Mr. S. Harrison (Ebenezer Cottage), Mr. Peter Mitchell (Holt Hall), Mr. C. K. Jones (Post. office), Mr. Wm. Smith (Mill Mount), Mr. Rhymer (solicitor, Holt), Mr. James Williams, &c. The Vicar of Holt was elected chairman. In opening the meeting, the Rev. CHAIRMAN said he thought all understood the purpose of their meeting there. It had been the general wish of the neighbour" hood for some time that they should have a railway to connect them with the outer world. Two or three schemes had been proposed in times past, all of which had fallen through, principally, he thought, because of the apathy of the people. (Hear, hear). Two or three points struck him, which he was of opinion should be settled as preliminaries. First of all, were Holt and Farndon to work together in this matter? The in- terests of the two places were identical, and which- ever side of the river the line may come, or whichever the stationmay Le, the only separation would be the bridge. (Hear, hear). He hoped they would have no rival scheme, and if such were at all likely it would be well for them to postpone that meeting and ask Farndon to join them. (Applause). Unfortunately they were between two great companies, and neither of them could be expected to take the smallest interest in either Holt or Farndon, and if anything was to be done they would have to show the companies that they could make a profit out of it. (Hear, hear). For himself he believed that if a line was made economically, and put in connection with either of the two great railways, there would be a very fair prospect of it paying a reasonable dividend. (Hear, hear, and applause). A great deal of produce went out of Holt and Farndon, and the river made these places very desirable localities, and he quite believed that in a few years' Lime a great deal of 'building would take place. What they had to do that day was to discuss the matter, and endeavour to find out first of all what it was they wanted, and then the best way to obtain it. A gentleman was present who coukltell them the result of an anplication which had been made to the London and North Western Railway asking them to join their line from Broxton to Chester. The application was favourably received at first, but after a survey they declined to have anything to do with it. He had heard another reason why they would find a difficulty in passing along that side of the river. There may not be much truth in it, but it was this that the Duke of Westminster was opposed to a line running near Eaton Hall. With these few remarks he would leave the question in their hands. (Applause). The Hon. GEORGE KENYON, who was received with applause, said that both personally and as a representa- tive of Lord Kenyon's estate, he took a great interest in the question before them—(applause)—because a rail- way which would benefit the people of Holt would probably benefit himself and the estate of which he was trustee. However, independently of either of these considerations, he may say that anything which would tend to the prosperity of Holt he should be most glad to support. (Applause). He thought the best thing to do was to appoint a committee to take the matter into consideration, and to wait upon some of the principal railway companies and see whether some scheme could not be devised by which something may be done. He was of opinion that something may be done through the agency of Sir Watkin, who was one of the directors of the Great Western Railway and he was sure he would further any scheme which would tend to the prosperity of Holt or Farndon. (Hear, hear). The line which he thought may be most easily made would be in the shape of a loop line between Wrexham and Chester running into the North Western between Broxton and Chester. Such a loop would bring them into communication with Chester and Wrexham. He thought some such scheme may be devised, and that the landowners may be induced to take an interest in the question and part with their land at a reasonable price—(hear, hear)— which he thought they ought to do. He quite believed the line would pay a satisfactory dividend. Whatever plan was devised he should be very glad to give it his countenance and support, and he would do what he could to induce Mr. Leech to help them if they should decide on passing through any of his land. (Hear, hear and applause. Mr. S. HARRISON said that some time ago the ground was surveyed for a line from Chester to Ireland through Holyhead; another from Chester and Ireland through Pont y Llan and Pwllheli. At the present time, one of the greatest company's was shut up in Chester, and could not get out, because the Admiralty objected to a bridge over the Dee. The company he referred to was the Midland and Great Northern. No doubt these companies wanted to get a line direct from London to Ireland, and he thought they may get out of all their difficulties if they passed through Holt. Mr. T. JONES said he was of opinion that a line through Holt would be a paying one. (Hear, hear). Anyone who knew Holt and Farndon must admit that there existed in these some very beautiful building sites, especially on the Cheshire side of the (Hear, hear). The other day a Wrexham tradesman said to him that when there was a railway between Wrexham and Holt, he should build a villa in the latter place or in Farndon. He believed Farndon was the finest place for many miles around for building sites. In conclu- sion, he proposed that a committee, consisting of five gentlemen from Holt and five from Famdon, be ap- pointed to consider the best means to obtain railway communication between Holt and Farndon and Chester and Wrexham. Mr. S. HARRISON seconded the motion, which was unanimously agreed to. The following were appointed to represent Holt:— The Hon. Geo. Kenyon, the Vicar of Holt, Mr. Geo. Dutton, Mr. William Baker, and Mr. P. Mitchell. Mr. Gilbert Parry was asked to call a meeting in Farndon, which he undertook to do. A vote of thanks to the Chairman concluded the meeting.