London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Mile End 1890

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

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The following tables will show the cost of Road Watering, Repairs, Scavenging and Removal of Dust for the past three years:


Wages of drivers21350Wages of drivers27530Wages of drivers309611
Horse hire107120Horse hire5886Horse Hire78126
Keep of Vestry's horses = 1,382 working days35704Keep of Vestry's horses = 1,340 working days37418Keep of Vestry's horses = 1,307 working days353197
East London Water Co. for 7,739,000 gallons of water3131310East London Water Co. for 8,677,000 gallons of water34570East London Water Co. for 8,470,000 gallons of water33873

The quantity of Snow carted was 2,825 loads.
Good service was done during the thaw by the use of water
from the fire hydrants.