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Bermondsey 1932

Report on the sanitary condition of the Borough of Bermondsey for the year 1932

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Premises supplied6


Number of premises used other than ice-cream premises, milk shops and cowsheds649
Number of inspections3,470

RAG FLOCK ACTS, 1911 AND 1928—
There are four premises in the District where rag flock is
used, and each of these premises was inspected twice during
the year, the total number of inspections being eight. There were
no prosecutions.
Water Supply.—Most of the houses in the Borough have
the water supply either on the ground floor or in the yard, and
many of these houses are, of course, inhabited by more than one
family. Quite a number of houses are without a direct supply
from the rising main.
Water Closet Accommodation. —Practically every house in
the Borough has one water closet, which is, in many cases, shared
by two or more families. Many of the flats have one water-closet
to two families.
Schools.—The sanitary accommodation in each of the schools
has been inspected twice during the year, and the attention of the
London County Council has been drawn to the accommodation in
one of these schools,