WORKINGTON STAR, July 6, 1888 / pg. 4 / News Items

 

NOTES BY OUR "KNOCK ABOUT"

 

THE BECK NUISANCE.

 

Nothing has been done to abate the beck nuisance notwithstanding this matter engaged the attention of the Local Board some time ago.  It really cannot be healthy for people living in the houses opposite the beck in such warm weather as we are experiencing at present.  This matter requires as much looking after as the pavement of Senhouse Street, Nenhouse Place, Whitfield Street, Byron Street, &c.

 

THE WATER SUPPLY AT THE SCHOOL.

 

At present there is a very inadequate supply of water at the Schoose.  The Crumnrock Water pipe passes through the Schoose and a branch might be affixed to the main and so enable the residents in that locality to have a better supply of water.  The Schoose people have to procure their water from a spring, and they can only get a very moderate supply, in fact not sufficient for their requirements.  The water is also in such a condition as to require careful analysing before it can be used.  Such a system of things should not be allowed at the Schoose, especially as the pumping engine is erected in such close proximity to that locality.

 

ST. HELEN'S COLLIERY DISASTER.

 

There is nothing mentioned now-a-days about getting any of the bodies of the miners out of St. Helens Colliery.  The catastrophe happened on the 19th of April and it is now getting on for three months.  Thirteen men are still in the mine and it is natural to suppose that they will be in a shocking condition.  Some efforts should be made to get the remains of the unfortunate miners out of the pit, and decently interred for the sake of those they have left behind them.  Why this matter is being so delayed needs an explanation.

 

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