Punch,  43 (1862), 108.

Report on Hastings

Peregrine Falcon


Letter, Spoof


Public Health, Pollution, Sanitation

    Reports that the Hastings Board of Health has 'done a good deal for the Drainage, which used to be outrageously bad', and despite some 'awfully fishy odours' in the town, has detected 'nothing objectionable in the general atmosphere'. Suggests that the appearance of the name of the board on the backs of seats along the sea-front may 'perpetually remind visitors that there is a Body watching over the sanatory condition of the place'.

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