Leeds Times (26/Oct/1844) - Huddersfield: New Railways

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New Railways.

A requisition, signed by about two hundred of the principal professional and mercantile gentlemen and firms in Huddersfield, has been presented to the chief constable, desiring him to convene a public meeting of the inhabitants, for the purpose of "taking into consideration the several railway communications to, and in connection with, the town of Huddersfield, now in contemplation." Mr. Leech, the constable, has conceded to the request, and called the meeting, to take place in the Court House, Queen Street, at eleven o‘clock on Monday forenoon next. We understand that the proposed meeting has emanated from the provisional committees of "The Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company," "The Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway Company," and the "West Yorkshire Railway Company," and that the motive is to strengthen their respective applications to Parliament, the next session, by obtaining the sanction of the inhabitants, in public meeting assembled.