Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]
|Making, cleaning, etc., of wear ing apparel||2,042||Invisible mending||1|
|Boots and shoes||33||Art needlework||1|
|Carnival novelties||1||Pattern making||3|
|Artificial flowers||3||Paper garlands||1|
The number of inspections made to outworkers' premises was 581.
Notifiable diseases occurred in 82 premises.
There are 93 firms in the Borough employing outworkers, and of these
firms 84 sent in lists twice in the year and 9 once. These related to a net
number of 1,754 outworkers, of which 1,053 were resident in the Borough and
701 were transferred to other Districts.
In addition, 484 lists relating to a net number of 1,108 outworkers were
received from other Boroughs during the year.
The number of factories in the Borough without mechanical power is as follows:-
|Boot, shoe and slipper making||63-|
|Hat and cap manufacturers||49|
|Rag sorting, etc.||52|
|Wearing apparel (tailors, milliners, dressmakers, etc., etc.)||887|
In addition there are 1,787 factories in the Borough with mechanical
Rag Flock Acts.—4 inspections were made during the year to premises
subject to the provisions of the Rag Flock Acts.
Cowsheds.—There are 17 cowsheds in the Borough. During the year 98
inspections were made to the cowsheds, and it was found necessary to serve
18 notices for minor matters.
Offensive Businesses.—There are 45 authorised Offensive Businesses in
the Borough, i.e., 1 Knacker's Yard, 1 Soap Boiler, 2 Tripe Boilers, 5 Dressers
of Fur Skins and 36 Slaughterers of Poultry. 384 inspections were made to
these premises during the year and 11 notices were served for minor matters.