Sheffield Independent 26th September - 6th October 1887
The effects of smallpox locally
A meeting was held at the Licensed Victualler’s Hall at Dore to ‘consider the proposed scheme of the Corporation of Sheffield for the establishment of a temporary convalescent smallpox hospital at the Victoria Gardens, and to decide what steps shall be taken to prevent the same.’
Rev. J.T.F. Aldred ( Vicar of Dore )- said he was there lest it should be supposed that the Sanitary Committee of the Ecclesall Board of Guardians had taken no steps whatever to prevent the Corporation of Sheffield from most unnecessarily conveying the germs of infection to what was at present a perfectly healthy
Heard of matter Tuesday last week – did not give the matter much credence. On Wednesday morning he brought the matter before the Board of Guardians – a resolution was drawn up and sent to the Town Council. In a day or
Rev. T. Spratt – vicar of St John’s Abbeydale.
Suggested enlarging the Committee and
Dangers of bringing frightful disease to the
The council proposed to send patients in a convalescent state – therefore fit to be received among their
A deputation then went to Messrs. Wightman and Nicholson, solicitors, Charge Alley. The solicitors advised a writ should be immediately applied for without delay.
In spite of pending legal proceedings the Borough Hospital Committee pressed on with its plans – many
Motion for the injunction was refused.