|Wellingborough & Kettering News 14/03/1890, transcribed by Peter Brown
THE PROPOSED IRCHESTER AND RAUNDS RAILWAYAt the last meeting of the Raunds Parochial Committee, it was decided to communicate with Messrs Beale & Co., of London, the Parliamentary agents of the Midland Railway Company, as to the advisability of calling a town meeting in support of the bill when before Parliament. Messrs. Beale & Co. were accordingly communicated with, and the following reply has just been forwarded Mr. J. Gant, the local secretary:“Dear Sir, Midland Railway Bill, (Irchester and Raunds Branch). Referring to your letter of the 28thJanuary, we are glad to inform you that the Irchester and Raunds Branch is not opposed in the House of Commons, and consequently no public support of the scheme will be necessary, as for unopposed lines Parliament accepts the evidence of railway managers as sufficient.We are, Sir, yours truly, BEALE & Co., London.'' The Bill istherefore practically safe, as no opposition could be lodged against it after the end of February.