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]
4 MARCH, 1891.
(k) 26 & 27, Lomas Buildings—
To cleanse the W.C's. thereat.
(/) Nos. 2, 14, 17, 18, 20 to 24, Lomas Buildings; 17,19,
23 to 35, & 47, St. Dunstan's Road—
To provide receptacles for the dust for the use of the tenants
(m) No. 23, St. Dunstan's Road—
To pave the yard thereof.
(3) That your Committee resolved to recommend—That proceedings
be taken against the owners of such of the houses
and premises who fail to carry out the orders of your Board
in respect of—
(a) Cleansing drain within twenty-four hours, and
(b) The other sanitary works within twenty-eight days
from the service of the notice, and that the Chairman sign
the necessary orders in each particular case, empowering
the Inspector of Nuisances for the district in which the
premises are situate to make complaints and take proceedings
on behalf of the Vestry.
(4) That Mr. Cox, one of your Inspectors under the Adulteration
of Food &c. Acts, submitted four certificates of your Analyst
of Milk analysed by him, certifying that one of those samples
contained about 10 per cent. less than the usual proportion of
cream, and your Committee resolved to recommend—That
the person who sold the sample of Milk containing 10 per cent.
less than the usual proportion of cream be cautioned.
(5) That your Committee considered a letter of the 12th January
last, with an enclosed circular from the Chairman of the
Organising Committee of the International Congress of
Hygiene and Demography, stating that the Seventh Congress
would be held in London in August next, under the presidency
of H. R. H. The Prince of Wales, and asking the Vestry to
nominate delegates and to afford facilities to its members for
inspecting works or allied objects of interest, and also
suggesting the raising of a fund to defray expenses of such
Congress, and your Committee resolved to recommend—
That the Organising Committee of the International Congress
of Hygiene and Demography, to be held in London in
August next, be informed that this Vestry will be pleased to
afford every facility possible for the examination of any works
within their district, but that they regret that their statutory
powers do not permit of their making any contributions to
(6) That pursuant to the directions of your Board, summonses
were taken out under the Nuisance Removal Act against the
4 MARCH, 1891.
|Taylor, C. D. (Ditto) Ditto on Riga Wharf (£150)||3||15||0|
|inhabited House Duty||6||3|
|Newton, J. Rates on—|
|Mile End Dust Wharf||8||2||0|
|Destructor at ditto||15||0|
|Stainforth, E. J. (Ditto) Stables, Canal Road||...||...||6||4||6|
|Cundick, B. (Ditto) Riga Wharf||...||...||9||7||6|