1877 11 09 Redcar Local Board of Health Meeting

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the See Gazette 09/11/1877.


            The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Monday afternoon last (02/09, at the Board-room, West Terrace, Redcar. Present: Messrs. Coulson (in the chair), Blatherwick, Harrison, and Patterson; with R. Nicholson (deputy clerk, and D. D. Bookless and (surveyor and inspector of nuisances). Minutes of the last monthly meeting, and of three special meetings held since with reference to the legal proceedings. They ordered to be taken against Mr. George Robinson for infringing the building bye-laws, were read and confirmed. It was now stated that Mr. George Robinson had satisfied the demands of the board, and a copy of his apology was ordered to be entered on the minutes. The Inspector of the Nuisances reported a nuisance in the cellar of the Clarendon Hotel, from the overflowing of a cesspool and the matter was referred to the Sanitary Committee, to inspect and report on the same. The Surveyor reported a break kitchen, the water pipes, which had been remedied, and intimated that further breakages might be looked for, as many of the pipes were very much decayed: he recommended that new 7 inch pipes be laid down from the railway crossing in Redcar Lane to Fellbriggs farm, the cost of which he estimated at about £1000. On the motion of Mr. Harrison, it was ordered that two new lamps be obtained as speedily as possible for the dual portion of the district, one to be placed in Lord Street (opposite Smith Street), and the other on the Esplanade, at the back of Clarendon Terrace. The Medical Officer’s report was read, as follows:-

“To the Chairman and Members of the Local Board of Health.
“Redcar, November 5th 187 7..

“Gentleman, , I beg to report that during the past month typhoid fever, to a slight extent, has prevailed, there having been four cases so far – these have been sporadic. I can a tribute these two no other cause other than the variable and depressing influence of the weather.

“Early last week I was called in to inspect the seller of the Clarendon Hotel. I found the cellar flooded with most nauseous sewage. The Surveyor will no doubt explain particulars to you. If this state of matters is allowed to be repeated, on the occasion of any extra fall of rain may look for an epidemic of typhoid fever.

Sickness, chiefly head and chest infections, have prevailed amongst children. There is no serious amount of sickness to report. I am, Gentleman, your obedient servant.

“J. H. Bennett, M.D.,
“Medical Officer of Health.”

The report was received, and after some routine business had been disposed of, the meeting adjourned.


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