Q: In what way of the Trade are you?
A: An Ironmonger
Q: And I believe the largest retail iron-monger in Sunderland, one of the largest at least. Whereabouts is your shop
A: It is in the High Street in Bishop-Wearmouth
Q: You heard the evidence given by the last gentleman with regard to the slaughterhouses in the High Street, is that correct
A: It is quite correct
Q: From your observation
Q: You heard also the evidence which he gave with regard to the great deficiency of common offices to the houses
Q: Is that the fact
A: Oh yes, I Know it of my own...
Q: Where do you reside
A: In the High Street in Bishop-Wearmouth
Q: Do you reside in the same house as your shop is
A: I do
Q: Then you are fortunate enough to have a water closet
A: No, there are no drains in the neighbourhood
Q: Are you obliged to have recourse to a common privy
Q: And you have no means of getting rid of the filth expect by having it carted away
A: No other means whatever
Q: Is that the case with the houses and shops generally in High Street
A: yes, but many of them have not the advantages that I have...