Cheltenham’s 1st public abattoir opened.

Before this Cheltenham had 35 private abattoirs.

There was a worry that the smell of discarded infected meat & offal that was clogging up drains was affecting the health of local residents.

From the mid 17th century it was an offence to dump animal skins & carcases in the river Chelt.


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