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Mile End 1875

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]

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The Vestry have much pleasure in submitting a report
of their proceedings for the year ending 25th March,
The Vestry have, during the year, lost by death
the services of their esteemed colleague, Mr. W. Newton.
For many years Mr. Newton had devoted his great
energies and talents for the benefit of this Hamlet, and
had been for a number of years the representative of the
Vestry at the Metropolitan Board of Works.
In the consideration of all the stupendous works for
the improvement of London which came before him at
that Board Mr. Newton had exercised a most important
influence, and had acquired a reputation for ability
throughout the whole Metropolis, and the Vestry feel
that not only have they lost an esteemed colleague, but
that the Metropolis generally, and this Hamlet in particular,
have lost a representative whose place it will be
nearly impossible to fill.
The details of the various works carried out by the
Vestry during the year will be found set out in the
separate reports of heads of the departments to which
such works belong.
There have not been works of any great magnitude
executed during the year, but the existing ones have
been kept in a state of efficiency.
In consequence of the works of the East London
Railway Company it became necessary to divert the
sewer in Bedford Street, and, under an arrangement
with the Company, the work has been done by the
Vestry's Contractor, but the Company are to pay the

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