From the minutes of the Mitcham Parish Council of 25th January 1909
The following letter from the Clerk to the Croydon Rural District Council was read :—
TOWN HALL, CROYDON. 25th JANUARY, 1909.
MITCHAM ALLOTMENTS : SLAUGHTERING OF PIGS.
I am directed to forward the subjoined copy of a resolution passed by the District Council at their last meeting, and to ask that you will bring the same before the Parrish Council.
E. J. GOWEN,
R. M. CHART, Esq., Clerk of the Mitcham Parish Council.
” The Medical Officer reported that in the course of Mr. Rabbetts’ inspection of the Piggeries on the Mitcham Allotments he found two pigs had recently been slaughtered and dressed in a shed belonging to Mr. William Sayers, who resides at 1, Clifton Cottages, Miles Lane, Mitcham. The shed was constructed of wood with concrete floor, and had a copper in it for heating water, which was obtained from a surface well close to the Piggeries. Mr. Rabbetts cautioned Mr. Sayers against using this shed as a slaughterhouse a few months ago, when he found that a pig had been slaughtered there. The Committee directed the attention of the Mitcham Parish Council be called to the circumstances, with a view to the prohibition by them of a continuation of this practice.”
1) Miles Lane, now called Miles Road, is shown in this map of 1910
2) Before 1915, Mitcham was part of the Croydon Rural District Council.
Minutes of meetings held by the Mitcham Parish Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.