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. Further questions pertaining to the slaughterhouse of Sunderland, and also street lighting.

    To find out more, please click ‘Transcript’ above.

    Return to the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill.

  • Transcript:

    A: ...High Street
    Q: Is the High Street one of the main streets of Sunderland
    A: It is the principal street
    Q: You propose by this Bill I believe to take power for regulating Slaughterhouses
    A: We do
    Q: And improving the Markets – increasing the accommodation in that respect
    A: Yes
    Q: Is Sunderland at all properly lighted?
    A: It is very imperfectly lighted in many areas
    Q: You have a Gas Company I believe?
    A: We have two Gas Companies at present
    Q: Notwithstanding that are oil lamps still used?
    A: Yes in the lower parts of the town
    Q: The pipes of the Gas Company not being laid on?
    A: No