From the Dover Telegraph 21 July 1855.
landlord of the “Engine Inn” was charged on information of the Nuisance
Inspector, with emptying a cesspool in the daytime, contrary to the
bye-laws, but in pleading guilty he said the cesspool had begun to
overflow and run into the kitchen so as to become a nuisance in the
house… Fined 1 shilling and 10s 6d. costs.
From the Folkestone Chronicle 21 July 1855. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen
Wednesday July 18:- Before S. Mackie Esq., Mayor, W. Major Esq., and J.
Mr. Norris, Landlord of the "Engine" public house, South
Street, appeared to answer a complaint made against him, by W. Bamford, the Town
Surveyor, for removing a quantity of filthy and offensive matter from a
cesspool, attached from the "Radnor Inn," across the street, about the
middle of the day, on Saturday last. Mr. F.G. Francis proved the case,
and that the smell was so abominable he was obliged to make a formal
complaint. Defendant admitted committing the act during prohibited
hours, but said he had suddenly found the cesspool to be full, and the
matter was oozing out so as to be a great nuisance. The bench said he
ought to have done it in proper hours, and convicted him in the
mitigated penalty of 11s 6d including costs.