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 Paddington]
XI. The Vestry.
In 1855 the Vestry of Paddington was reconstituted as the
Local Authority of the Parish by the Metropolis Local Management
Act (18 and 19 Victoria, cap. 120). The Vestry is the
Board of Works for Paddington, and consists of Seventy-two
Elected Members and the Vicar of Paddington, who is ex-officio
Chairman of the Vestry. The ordinary meetings of the Vestry
are held at the Vestry Hall, Harrow Road, Paddington Green,
on the first and third Tuesdays in each month, the third Tuesday
in August and the first Tuesday in September excepted.
In 1852 the Vestry resolved to erect a new building for the
Municipal purposes of tho Parish, and in 1853 the Vestry Hall in
the Harrow Road was opened.
XII. The Burial Board.
In 1854 the Paddington Cemetery, which is situated in the
parish of Willesden, was purchased by the Parish. It is managed
by a Burial Board, consisting of Nine Members appointed by the
Vestry. The ordinary meetings of the Burial Board are held at
the Vestry Hall on the first Thursday in each month.
For Report of the Burial Board see Section XXXIX.
XIII. The Baths and Wash-houses.
In 1871 Paddington adopted the Baths and Wash-houses
Act (9 and 10 Victoria, cap. 74), and the Baths and Wash-houses
erected in the Queen's Road, on the site of premises formerly
numbered 143 and 145 were opened to the public in 1874. The
Baths and Wash-houses are under the management of Seven
Commissioners appointed by the Vestry.
For Report of the Commissioners of Baths and Wash-houses
see Section XL.
Tho population of Paddington, at the Census taken in 189l (unrevisod) was as follows, viz.:—
|St. Mary's District||84,150|
|St. John's District||33,082|