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 relating to a petition and the state of sewerage in Sunderland.

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  • Transcript:

    A: Yes
    Q: (By a Lord) When was it?
    A: In January last
    Mr. Paget: Were there a great number of rate payers there?
    A: A great number, 500 or 600
    Q: And I believe a petition was entrusted to the members of the Borough, and also presented to the House of Peers
    A: It was
    Q: In what state was the Borough of Sunderland with regards to its sewerage at present time?
    A: It is exceedingly defective. In fact there is little or no sewerage worth the name
    Q: In what part of Sunderland do you reside
    A: In Fawcett Street

    The witness points out the position of the same to the Committee