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Sanitary Institute of Great Britain

1876 Established following the Public Health Act of 1875

1878 First AGM of the Institute was held at the premises of the Inst of Civil Engineers; the Institute had been established to advance all subjects connected with public health; Dr B. W. Richardson FRS was in the chair[1]

1883 The Sanitary Institute of Great Britain held its Congress in Glasgow[2]. Members listed at a meeting in Glasgow to discuss the Congress to be held in the City were:[3]

1887 10th congress held in Bolton[4]

1888 Amalgamated with the Parkes Museum[5]

1892 Sir Charles Cameron presided over the annual meeting held at Portsmouth[6]

1898 The 16th Congress was held in Birmingham. Sir Joseph Fayrer was to be President of the Congress.

1904 The 22nd Congress was held in Glasgow. Mr. Whitaker, of London, was chairman of the Council of the Institute and presided over the meeting; Mr. E. White Wallis was secretary of the Institute.

1904 Name changed to Royal Sanitary Institute

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 1, 1878
  2. The Engineer 1883/02/02
  3. The Engineer 1883/02/02
  4. The Times Sept. 20, 1887
  5. The Times Dec. 8, 1888
  6. The Times Sept. 13, 1892