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St Giles (Camberwell) 1879

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell]

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The number of Houses drained into Sewers under the direction, of the Vestry, during the past year is as follows, viz. :—

Houses permanently drained2340
Do. temporarily drained3
Total Number of Houses drained2343
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This work is carried on under the direction of
the Sewers Committee and its Dust Sub-Committee,
by the staff, which is now thoroughly organized, and
with the plant, horses, &c., belonging to the Vestry,
resulting in efficiency and economy, as was anticipated
at the commencement of the new system of
Dust Collection; one of its especial features (and
which proves so satisfactory to the Rate-payers),
being the regularity of the house-to-house collection
at stated days of the week in each respective district.
The number of horses and carts employed during
the year was 15, being 3 in excess of the previous
year; this addition was found to be necessary by

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