The Municipal Year Book and Public Services Directory Volume 1906

The Municipal Year Book and Public Services Directory Volume 1906

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...value, 14,517. Chairman, the Rev. H. I. Ker Thompson, M.A., J.P.; Clerk, D. S. Watson; Surveyor, W. H. Chowins. Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, 3,100 pop.; Rateable value. 14,517 16s. 101d. Chairman, Mr. J. Hawkins, J.P.; Clerk, E. Dilliway; Medical Officer, C. F. Downman; Surveyor, J. Cook. Buxton, Derby, 11,300 pop.; Rateable value. 91,537; Area, 1,275 ac. The population during the " Season " at Buxton increases to about 15,000. The Council owns the water, gas, and electric light works, the market rights, slaughterhouses, free library, sanatorium, museum, and cemetery. The pump-room in connection with the mineral waters for drinking purposes is the property of the Council, having been presented to the town by the Duke of Devonshire in 1894. The mineral water baths, which are the great feature of Buxton, are the property of the Council, purchased from the Duke of Devonshire under an Act of Parliament obtained in 1904, the average number of bathers being 63,000 a year. Revenue for year ended March 31st, 1905, on account of St. Ann's Well, 740; expenditure 756. The Council has invested 76,429 in the gasworks, and draws a nett profit of over 1,000 a year in aid of rates. The capital outlay on the water supply is 122,342, including expenditure on new waterworks, llie electric light installation cost 41,000. The extensive and beautiful gardens of the Buxton Garden Company are the centre of attraction. The Council has provided smaller free T pleasure grounds in three different parts of the town, the sites for which were all given by the Duke of Devonshire. Cost of main roads, 1,134; scavenging, 820; public lighting, 1,881; sanatorium, 241; free libraries. 369....show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236485262
  • 9781236485267