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. Continued discussion regarding the carts used to remove waste.

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  • Transcript:

    A: I have frequently had occasion to make enquiries upon that point, and I have found that they are exceedingly irregular in the time
    Q: Supposing a poor person misses the cart, what happens
    A: It is left in the house till the next time the card comes round
    Q: Or I believe thrown into the street
    A: There is no other mode of getting rid of it
    Q: What is it that in your country you call a Mittenstead
    A: Do you refer to private Mittensteads or public?
    Q: Private first
    A: They are usually in the yards adjoining the dwellings
    Q: Open
    A: Open