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. Again Major Brown answers questions about the state of the sewers.

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  • Transcript:

    Q:  Those wide streets in a line with the bridge are I believe the best residences in Sunderland
    A: They are
    Q: The old parts which are coloured green upon the south side of the River are the close and confined parts of the Borough.
    A: Yes, the streets are there extremely narrow
    Q: With regard to the sewerage do the sewers if Sunderland discharge that duty which sewers in most places do of conveying the filth from the houses
    A: No
    Q: In what mode is the filth from the house got rid of
    A: It is conveyed in carts
    Q: Is that the case even with some of the good houses in Sunderland – the part where you reside...