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

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Walthamstow 1909

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Particulars.Number of Defects.Number of Prosecutions.
Found.Remedied.Referred to H.M. Inspector.
Nuisances under the Public Health
Want of cleanliness5656--
Want of ventilation----
Want of drainage of floors77--
Other nuisances6060
†Sanitary accommodationsinsufficient11
unsuitable or defective1313--
not separate for . sexes
Offences under the Factory and Workshop Act:—
Illegal occupation of underground bakehouse (s.101)
Breach of special sanitary requirements for bakehouses (ss. 97 to
Other offences----
(Excluding offences relating to outwork which are included in Part 3 of this Report).
Total ...140140

* Including those specified in Sections 2, 3. 7 and 8, of the Factory Act as remediable under
the Public Health Acts.
† For districts not in London state here whether Section 22 of the Public Health Acts Amendment
Act, 1890, has been adopted by the District Council; and if so what standard of sufficiency
and suitability of sanitary accommodation for persons employed in factories and workshops has
been enforced.