Registers of Canal Boats and Boat Inspections
Registers of canal boats and boat inspection registers for Hinckley Urban Sanitary Department 1879-1953, Borough of Leicester Sanitary Department 1886-1943, Public Health Department Leicester 1896-1966, City of Leicester Health Department 1928-1966, Northampton Borough Council 1930-1954, journals of inspection on canal boats for the Coventry and Oxford canals 1932-1957, regstration certificates, sanitary inspectors correspondence, examining officers correspondence and associated papers
These records are available immediately for research
The records comprising this fonds have been deposited in the British Waterways Archive, Gloucester between 1963 and 2002. The material has come to the archive gradually over the years and many of the individual records, although indexed, have never been fully accessioned. As a result of this the exact provenance of much of the material and how it was collected is unknown. Most of the material has come from various British Waterways' offices, but some has been deposited by both British Waterways' employees and individuals with a background and/or interest in waterways. There are also a number of records which have been purchased from auction.