EDITORIAL – Smallpox injurious and untrue reports

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette. 17/06/1870.


            Injurious and untrue reports as to the prevalence of smallpox in Redcar have been extensively circulated. We deem it necessary to state that the cases which have occurred have been of some mild a character as to excite no alarm, even in the pool a quarter of Redcar where the complaint was located. There is not, and never has been, any prevalence of the epidemic in the lodging house part of Redcar; the general health of the place is good, and we are glad to state that there is nothing whatever to deter visitors from making their usual summer visit. To show that the general public have not been influenced by these rumours, we may add that having compared the list of visitors for the last three weeks with the same dates of last year, we find that the number of visitors each week considerably where we exceeded that of last year, especially for the last two weeks.


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