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. Mayor Brown provides evidence to the slaughter of animals.

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    ... Municipal Corporations Act
    Q: I believe anther power of the Bill is with regard to the regulation of the Markets - where are the Cattle now slaughtered in Sunderland  
    A: They are very frequently slaughtered in the shops adjoining the High Street
    Q: Are those open to the street
    A: Yes, but at the time of slaughtering they put a sort of canvas thing up
    Q: That is the only guard between the main thoroughfare at Sunderland and the slaughter houses
    A: It is
    Q: The Slaughterhouses I presume like all Slaughterhouses are the receptacles of filth and offal of every description
    A: Yes - several of the Slaughterhouses are in the narrow streets - in their instances the animals are slaughtered in the public shops in the High