Nuisance pigs

A ‘nuisance letter’ to Edwin Chadwick at the General Board of Health concerning pigs kept in Trinity Square, Southwark, 12 October 1848, Catalogue ref: MH 13/261.


12th October 1848

To Edwin Chadwick Esquire, Commissioner of the Board of Health

We the undersigned inhabitants of Trinity Square in the Borough of Southwark beg to call your attention to a nuisance prejudicial to health existing in our neighbourhood.

Pigs are kept by a person named Woolley at Hoodyard, Swan Street closely adjoining the houses we inhabit.

We therefore respectfully request that means may be taken to cause their removal.

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