Robert Brown Evidence

Robert Brown Evidence
  • Title: Robert Brown Evidence

  • Date : 1847

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/5/13/10

  • Description :

    Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Brown is questionned on comunications across the Wear and local support for the Bill.

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  • Transcript:

    ...except by water between the two parts of the borough of Sunderland
    A: The only mode of communications
    Q: Are those parts of the borough of Sunderland on the north and south side practically one town
    A: They are
    Mr Warren: When you say the only mode there are boats and ferries
    A: Yes
    Mr Paget: I believe you presided at a meeting of the inhabitants of Sunderland called with regard to the present Bill
    A: Yes, there was a meeting called, and I presided
    Q: What that meeting called with the usual publicity of town meetings
    A: Yes
    Q: And very numerously attended
    A: Very numerously attended
    Q: Was the opinion in favour of this Bill unanimous...