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Acton 1901

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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During the year I seized and took before a Justice :—
3 rabbits.
1 box mackerel.
2 boxes kippers.
1 box bloaters.
6o boxes plums.
2 boxes whiting
1 box mixed fish.
1 box herrings.
18 rabbits.
2 barrels herrings.
Orders to destroy were granted in each case. One offender living
at South Acton from whom I seized a quantity of bad fish, was written
to by the Clerk, and cautioned not to repeat the offence.

The following Tabulated List gives particulars of Nuisances dealt with :—

Drains Defective73
„ stopped67
„ want of ventilation to89
Manholes, want of, and Interceptors105
„ defective27
Fresh Air Inlets, want of14
„ „ defective10
Soil Pipes defective7
„ want of ventilators to4
„ ventilators defective48
Ventilating Shafts defective20