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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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...except by water between the two parts of the borough of SunderlandA: The only mode of communicationsQ: Are those parts of the borough of Sunderland on the north and south side practically one townA: They areMr Warren: When you say the only mode there are boats and ferriesA: YesMr Paget: I believe you presided at a meeting of the inhabitants of Sunderland called with regard to the present BillA: Yes, there was a meeting called, and I presidedQ: What that meeting called with the usual publicity of town meetingsA: YesQ: And very numerously attendedA: Very numerously attendedQ: Was the opinion in favour of this Bill unanimous...