Nuisance Books or Inspectors’ Journals
This month our featured acquisition is the collection of Nuisance Books or Inspectors’ Journals that Sudbury Town Hall recently donated to SEA – these have turned out to be fascinating snapshots of how our ancestors lived their daily lives.
Anyone who attends the History Sundays lectures at the Quay Theatre will know that Dr Jonathan Belsey retrieved quite a large amount of information from these tomes for his recent lively talk on ‘Privies, Drains and Disinfection’.
The various books cover the years shown below, for a large area of both Suffolk and Essex.
|1||1896 – 1897||14th Sept 1896 – 12th Oct 1897||Melford Rural Journal|
|2||1902 -1935||Petty Cash||Accounts book|
|3||1910 -1912||Nuisance Book|
|4||1912 – 1914||Nuisance Book|
|5||1914 – 1916||July 1914 – 20 Oct 1916||Nuisance Book|
|6||1933 -1935||Nuisance Book|
|7||1943 -1945||18th Jan 1943 – 9th Aug 1945||Nuisance Book|
|8||1945 -1947||24th Aug – 2nd Jan 1947||Sanitary Inspectors Report to Housing and Public Health Committee|
For more details of all the items we hold, see our Ephemera Catalogue.