1906: Cleaning the Canal
From the North Wilts Herald, 5th December 1906
A sub-committee reported that they had considered a copy of a letter sent to the Local Government Board by Mr. W Maslin with regard to the condition of the canal, and forwarded by the Board to the Town Clerk, and also an estimate of the Borough Surveyor for cleansing the canal through the borough, showing the estimate cost of cleansing the canal where the Corporation's storm water sewers enter to be £100, and for cleansing the remaining portions of the canal in the borough £420.
(1) that the canal company be requested to cleanse the canal ( both branches ) from all weeds and silt along its course through the borough,
(2) that the estimate of the Borough Surveyor be forwarded to the Works and Streets Committee, and that it be a recommendation to the committee to cleanse the canal where the Corporation's storm water sewers enter it at the Whale Bridge and Cambria Bridge, at an estimated cost of £100.
From the North Wilts Herald, 12th December 1906
The sum of £100 was provided for cleansing the Wilts and Berks Canal where the Corporation storm water entered it at the Whale Bridge and Cambria Bridge.