Local Orders:

Scope and Content

FOLDER: copies of U.D.C. and Health Authority orders re Public Health (Shellfish) Regulations of 1934. Each order outlines what is meant by the prescribed area and states that no person should sell, expose, distribute, offer for sale or have in his possession for the purpose of sale for human consumption, any shellfish [most orders specify types of shellfish] unless they have been subjected to a satisfactory process of cleansing and sterilisation at an approved establishment and in a manner approved by the council or authority. The orders are listed as they came into force 1936-1940, and were issued by:

Burnham-on-Crouch UDC [oysters];

RDC of Millom (Cumberland) [mussels];

Plymouth Port Health Authority [mussels, cockles, winkles, limpets or other shellfish];

Port of London Sanitary Authority [oysters, mussels or other molluscan shellfish]. Includes copies of posters.

Ullverston RDC [mussels and oysters];

Padstow Port Sanitary Authority [mussels];

Liverpool Port Health Authority [mussels or cockles]. Amended July 1940 and July 1944.