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 Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]
Two works of importance have been in progress
under this head during the year, one at the eastern end
of Oxford Street, and the other at the western end of
Diamond Row, and, with the exception of constructing
the roads, my work in these matters is now completed.
The amount of claims made by freeholders and copyholders
in Oxford Street was £3,514, and the amounts
settled in respect of such claims was £3197.
The amount claimed by tenants was £485, and that
settled to be paid £325.
The amount of claims of copyholds in Diamond Row
was £570, and the amount settled to be paid £487.
The tenants claim was £100, and the amount agreed
to be paid by you is £50.
The public lamps, 860 in number, have been supplied,
lighted, painted, and cleaned, by the Commercial
Gas Company, at a cost for the year of
£3,708 7s. 3d.
During the year the engine has worked for the
vestry 194 days, which would have cost, if hired, the
sum of £436. The Vestry have received, for hire of
roller, from adjoining Parishes, the sum of £144.
The total cost of working, repairs, wages, and fuel,
has been £190 0s. l1d.