13 APRIL 1929, Page 19


At a village meeting I heard the question of the effect on the health of the villagers, particularly children, discussed, as regards contantion of the water supply from burials in the churchyard. 'The churchyard has a slight fall towards the village and there are wells for drinking water within a few yards of recent graves. It was stated that the latest scientific opinion considers that the proximity of a churchyard to wells is not deleterious to health. I always understood the contrary to be the ease. Perhaps some of your readers who are experts in these matters would give me an opinion on this important point.—ENQUIRER.