PUBLIC HEALTH ENFORCEMENT COURT SUMMONS FOR ELIZABETH AINSWORTH OF LEEK. Public health enforcement summons for a bedroom so foul filthy as to be a nuisance and injurious to health. [Leek, Stafford, 27th August,
1872.]. Single sheet partially printed on blue paper, 337 x 210mm, completed in manuscript in brown ink in a single hand, with engraved Royal arms at head, evidence three horizontal folds, some minor dust-soiling along folds and some light browning and spotting; a good example. An interesting survival of a court summons issued to one Elizabeth Ainsworth of 86, Belle Vue, Leek, Staffordshire by the local Sanitary Inspector, Robert Farrow, on behalf of the Leek Improvement Commissioners for contravening the Nuisance Removal Act by keeping “a bedroom so foul filthy as to be a nuisance and injurious to health” to attend court. The verso details the serving of the summons, constable involved (John Thomas Weaver) and distance travelled.