Stevens 1884-07-24

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Attended Guardians Meeting at Banbury.

Rural Sanitary Authority elected H. O. White late grocer and publican who has had no experience in sanitary matters – but a local man, as Sanitary Inspector at a salary of £130 per annum, over the heads of several men who hold the certificate of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain and have had several years experience. But the Farmers for the most part voted for the Local man, who polled 24. Merrie a highly qualified Certificated Officer from Bedford got 22. All the magistrates and better class of guardians voted in the minority.

Dr Routh called this evening.