An alleged nuisance in Watery Road caused heated arguments at the last meeting of the Health Committee. The Sanitary Inspector and Alderman Thomas Jones disagreed over whether keeping a cartload of horse manure below the bedroom window of a neighbour’s house constituted a nuisance.
The Sanitary Inspector stated the owner had been ordered to stop using his dung pit, but had started using a cart to store manure for several days. Alderman Jones stated “I can’t agree with the Inspector that a bit of horse manure in a yard is a nuisance.” The Sanitary Inspector replied “It is underneath a bedroom window, sir.” The Chairman intervened “I would not like to sleep in that bedroom!” Cllr. Edward Jones added “We are advocating open windows and I defy anyone to open a window if there is manure below.” It was agreed to serve a notice on the owner calling on him to remove the manure cart. (March 1907)
Source: Wrexham Council (old site); Wrexham Archives; Wrexham Telegraph 1907.