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St James's 1893

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St James's, Westminster]

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readily got at. The tile floors of old parts were taken up
and replaced with mosaic paving, the brickwork re-pointed,
the ceiling covered with 1'Incrusta Francaise, and two
Blackman's Air Propellors fitted up for the purpose of
extracting the foul air. The work was carried out by
Messrs. B. Finch & Co., of 82, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, S.E.,
under contract. The contract price was £1,562.
SNOW STORMS.
Soow storms occurred on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th
January.
On the 3rd the depth of snow on the roadways was
1 inch; on the 4th, 2 inches; on the 5th, 4 inches; and on
the 6th, 4 inches.
On the 3rd and 4th the snow was all removed each day
and the streets swept in the ordinary way before nightfall.
The snow which fell on the 5th and 6th was removed
from the streets, courts and mews, and the Parish entirely
cleared by the 9th January, each street, &c., after it had
been cleared of snow, being swept daily in the usual way
during this time.
2,842 cubic yards of snow were carted away, the majority
being shot into the river Thames from the Embankment.
663 days' work was given to the unemployed.
The total cost of removal was £446 15s. 9d.
MACHINE BROOMS, &c.
The machine brooms required refilling with new bass
on the average once in six weeks. The cost of refilling the
machine brooms, and new hand brooms and brushes for
Orderly Boys, and repairs to the machine brooms, amounted
to the sum of £80 3s.
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The cost of the general repairs to sewers and gullies, and cleansing sewers by men in the employ of your Vestry, was as follows:—

£s.d.
Beak-street4108
Broad-street24106
Charles-street12I
Cork-street519
Glasshouse-street271510
Golden-square33171
Jermyn-street094
King-street (St. James's)035
Marshall-street19711½
Pall Mall1711
Regent-street12191
Rupert-street24167
St. James's-street048
St. James's-square24167
Savile-row354
Swallow-street2180
Warwick-street (Regent-street)27123
£2455
£s.d.
The cost of Cleansing Gullies, including Water Van, Labour and Disinfectants, was276311
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