Death, Dirt and Disease

By researching the records of Sunderland Corporation our group were able to find out about how the local administration was trying to improve public health in Sunderland from the 1830s onwards.

Public Administration

By researching the records of Sunderland Corporation our group were able to find out about how the local administration was trying to improve public health in Sunderland from the 1830s onwards.

Some Local Personalities

Although our group found the names of many people involved with the improvement of public health in Sunderland, a couple of names appeared repeatedly.

Nuisances

Nuisances were a huge problem, not just in Sunderland but throughout the country.

Baths and Washhouses

The provision of public baths and washhouses was an important aspect of the improvement of public health in the nineteenth century.

Housing

Housing was one area where tensions arose between the rights of the landowner and the rights of their tenants to a healthy environment.