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Western Railway

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1825 September 14th. Meeting held at the Town Hall, Wincanton with William Dickinson M.P. in the Chair and fourteen named members of the committee. 'A railway from Stretchell near the mouth of the River Parrett on the Bristol Channel to communicate with the Mendip collieries by a junction with the Dorset and Somerset Canal with branches from the same to Shaftsbury, Salisbury and Basingstoke on the east, and to Sturminster, Blandford and Poole on the south'. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Oct 25, 1825