Bazalgette's Metropolitan Drainage Scheme

Bazalgette's Metropolitan Drainage Scheme

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Caption: Metropolitan Main Drainage Scheme, carried out under the direction of James Bazalgette (1819-1891). Instead of being discharged into the Thames as it flowed through London, sewage was pumped downstream and discharged into the river at Crossness. Building new sewers, Bow, London. From The Illustrated London News, 1859.

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