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St Giles (Camberwell) 1879

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell]

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reason of the increased work of dusting the Parish, as follows:—

1878-9 No. of Loads removed15,114
1879-80 „16,216
Increase, 1879-801,102 Loads
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Loads of
Sale of
As shewn above, the quantity of dust collected
was 16,216 loads, of which 12,131 loads were
profitably disposed of, and realised the sum of
£718 8s. 8d.; the remaining 4,085 loads were
conveyed to such available shoots as could be
obtained at easy distances from the district of
In the last year's Report the Vestry was
informed that "at no distant period additional
facilities for the disposal of the dust will become
absolutely necessary."
Your Committee now report that it has been
found expedient to make arrangements with barge
owners for the removal by water of a part of the dust.
This arrangement is economical in those districts
situate near to the Canal, where, if disposed of otherwise,
from their distance from the Shoots, a long
cartage would have been required.
away Dust.

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