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Title of Act

An Act to place the chapels of the Holy Trinity!
and St. Martin in the parish of Saint Philip
in this Island, under the control of the vestry,
of the said parish...
An Act to repeal the Act of the 7th day of Sep-
tember, 1825, entitled, "An Act for building

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an additional place of Public Worship in "Bridgetown, in the parish of St. Michael" and to make St. Mary's Chapel subject to the provisions of the Acts of this Island relating to the management and government of parish churches and chapels, and other places of Divine Worship within this Island, and to the regulation of seats and sittings therein....... The whole Act

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(Assented to 16th April 1891.)


An Act to consolidate the Acts relating to The Bridgetown Tramways Company (Limited.)

E it enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Assembly of this Island, and by the authority of the same as follows; Preliminary.

1. This Act may be cited for all purposes as "The Bridgetown Tramways Company, Limited, Act, 1891."

2. For the purposes of this Act the terms bereinafter mentioned shall have the meanings hereinafter assigned to them; that is to say,

the term "Road" shall mean any car

riage way being a public highway and the carriage way of any bridge forming part of or leading to the


the term "Commissioners of Roads" shall
mean the local or other authority in
whom a road as defined by this Act
is vested, or who have the power to
maintain or repair such roads
the word "District" in relation to Com-
missioners of Roads as defined by
this Act shall mean the area within
the jurisdiction of such Commission-
ers of Roads;

the term "Police Magistrates" shall
mean any Police Magistrate acting in
the police court for the district;
the term "the Company
"the Company" shall mean

"The Bridgetown Tramways Compa-
ny,Limited" registered under the pro-
visions of "The Joint Stock Compa-
nies Act, 1866."


Construction of tramway.

3. The Company shall have authori Authority to conty to construct tramways in and about any struct tramways in portion of the City of Bridgetown and its the city subject to certain provisions. neighbourhood subject to the following provisions;

(1.) The Company shall furnish the Governor in Executive Committee with plans and sections of such new tramway in triplicate showing the exact course which every such new tramway will take, and the roads over which it will pass, which plans and sections are to be dealt with as follows;

(2) The Governor in Executive Committee shall as soon as possible cause one copy of the said plan and section to be laid before the Legislative Council, one other copy thereof before the House of Assembly, and the third copy thereof to be deposited at the Colonial Secretary's Office of this Island, and such last mentioned copy shall be open to the public for reference.

Provided always that such tramway shall not be proceeded with unless and until the plan and section laid before the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly shall have received the sanction of both houses.


4. Every tramway which is authorised by Gauge of tramthis Act to be laid in the future shall be way. constructed of a gauge not exceeding three feet six inches, and shall not be open for

Uppermost surface of rail to be

level with road except as within.

Company to maintain and keep road whereon tramway lies.

Power to break

public traffic until the same has been inspected and certified to be fit for such traffic by some person to be appointed by the Governor--such inspection to be at the cost of the Company; provided always that if the carriages used on any tramway either already laid or hereafter to be laid shall extend beyond the outer edge of the wheels thereof less than eighteen inches on each side, the width of the gauge of such tramway may be increased, provided the width of thegauge and the distances over which such carriages so extend shall not when taken together in any case exceed six feet six inches.

5. Every tramway either already laid or hereafter to be laid shall be maintained in such manner that the uppermost surface of the rail shall be on a level with the surface of the road except on curves of less than fifty feet mean radius where the outer rail may be laid at the proper elevation.

6. The Company shall at their own expense at all times maintain and keep in good condition and repair with such materials and in such manner as the Commissioners of Roads shall direct and to their satisfaction, so much of any road whereon any tramway belonging to them is already or shall hereafter be laid as shall lie between the rails of the tramway and, (where two tramways are laid by the Company in any road at a distance of not more than four feet from each other), the portion of the road between the tramways, and in every case so much of the road as extends eighteen inches beyond the rails of and on each side of any such tramway.

7. The Company from time to time for

the purpose of making, forming, laying down, up roads subject to maintaining, and renewing any tramway regulations. either already laid or hereafter to be laid or any part or parts thereof respectively, may open and break up any road subject to the following regulations;

(1.) they shall give to the Commissioners of Roads notice of their intention specifying the time at which they will begin to do so, and the portion of road proposed to be opened or broken up, such notice to be given seven days at least before the commenceinent of the work.

(2.) they shall not open, or break up, or alter the level of any road except under the superintendence and in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Commissioners of Roads unless such Commissioners of Roads refuse or neglect to give such superintendence at the time specified in the notice or discontinue the same during the work.

(3.) they shall pay all reasonable expenses to which the Commissioners of Roads are put on account of such superintendence.

(4.) they shall not without the consent of the Commissioners of Roads open or break up at any one time a greater length than one hundred yards of any road which does not exceed a quarter of a mile in length and in the case of any road exceeding a quarter of a mile in length, the Company shall leave an interval of at least a quarter of a mile between any two places at which they may


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