The Great Stink of London

The Great Stink of London

The great engineer entrusted by Parliament with this enormous task was Sir Joseph Bazalgette, and this book is a fascinating account of his life and work.

Author: Stephen Halliday

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752493787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. The Times called the crisis "The Great Stink". Parliament had to act - drastic measures were required to clean the Thames and to improve London's primitive system of sanitation. The great engineer entrusted by Parliament with this enormous task was Sir Joseph Bazalgette, and this book is a fascinating account of his life and work. Bazalgette's response to the challenge was to conceive and build the system of intercepting sewers, pumping stations and treatment works that serves London to this day. In the process he cleansed the River Thames of the capital's sewage and helped to banish cholera, which in the mid-nineteenth century carried off over 40,000 Londoners. But this successful scheme was only one element in Bazalgette's wider contribution to the development of the Victorian capital. He also reclaimed land from the Thames to construct the Victoria, Albert and Chelsea Embankments, built bridges across the Thames at Putney, Battersea and Hammersmith, and created many notable new thoroughfares including Charing Cross Road, Northumberland Avenue and Shaftesbury Avenue. Stephen Halliday's enthralling social and personal history gives a vivid insight into Bazalgette's achievements and the era in which he worked and lived. The author traces the origins of Bazalgette's family in revolutionary France, the confusing sanitation system that he inherited from medieval and Tudor times and his heroic battle with politicians, bureaucrats and huge engineering problems to transform the face and health of the world's largest city.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Streets of London

The Streets of London

"This collection of essays charts the explosive growth of London from the Great Fire, when much of the city was destroyed and rebuilt, to the Great Exhibition.

Author: Tim Hitchcock

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111916933

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 821

"This collection of essays charts the explosive growth of London from the Great Fire, when much of the city was destroyed and rebuilt, to the Great Exhibition. As the city changed from medieval to modern, a new kind of society developed along with the new landscape. The essays address such issues as crime and sex and profile characters ranging from cabbies to preachers."
Categories: History

The Great Stink

The Great Stink

Discover the true story about the determined engineer who fixed London’s pollution problem in this funny, accessible nonfiction picture book featuring engaging art from the illustrator of Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine.

Author: Colleen Paeff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534449305

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 297

Discover the true story about the determined engineer who fixed London’s pollution problem in this funny, accessible nonfiction picture book featuring engaging art from the illustrator of Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine. It’s the summer of 1858, and London’s River Thames STINKS. What is creating this revolting smell? The answer is gross: the river is full of poop. But the smell isn’t the worst problem. Every few years, cholera breaks out, and thousands of people die. Could there be a connection between the foul water and the deadly disease? One engineer dreams of making London a cleaner, healthier place. His name is Joseph Bazalgette. His grand plan to create a new sewer system to clean the river is an engineering marvel. And his sewers will save lives. Nothing stinky about that. With tips for how to prevent pollution today, this fascinating look at science, history, and what one person can do to create change will impress and astound readers who want to help make their planet a cleaner, happier place to live.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

One Hot Summer

One Hot Summer

And yet, historian Rosemary Ashton reveals in this compelling microhistory, 1858 was marked by significant, if unrecognized, turning points.

Author: Rosemary Ashton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300231199

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 867

A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured “The Great Stink” together While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, historian Rosemary Ashton reveals in this compelling microhistory, 1858 was marked by significant, if unrecognized, turning points. For ordinary people, and also for the rich, famous, and powerful, the months from May to August turned out to be a summer of consequence. Ashton mines Victorian letters and gossip, diaries, court records, newspapers, and other contemporary sources to uncover historically crucial moments in the lives of three protagonists—Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Disraeli. She also introduces others who gained renown in the headlines of the day, among them George Eliot, Karl Marx, William Thackeray, and Edward Bulwer Lytton. Ashton reveals invisible threads of connection among Londoners at every social level in 1858, bringing the celebrated city and its citizens vibrantly to life.
Categories: History

The Great Stink

The Great Stink

A Novel of Corruption and Murder Beneath the Streets of Victorian London Clare
Clark ... Joseph Bazalgette I am indebted to both Stephen Halliday's The Great
Stink of London (1999) and Trench and Hillman's London Under London (1984),
 ...

Author: Clare Clark

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547540085

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 743

A mystery that offers “a gripping and richly atmospheric glimpse into the literal underworld of Victorian England—the labyrinthine London sewer system” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Clare Clark’s critically acclaimed The Great Stink “reeks of talent” as it vividly brings to life the dark and mysterious underworld of Victorian London (The Washington Post Book World). Set in 1855, it tells the story of William May, an engineer who has returned home to London from the horrors of the Crimean War. When he secures a job trans­forming the city’s sewer system, he believes that he will be able to find salvation in the subterranean world beneath the city. But the peace of the tunnels is shattered by a murder, and William is implicated as the killer. Could he truly have committed the crime? How will he bring the truth above ground? With richly atmospheric prose, The Great Stink combines fact and fiction to transport readers into London’s putrid past, and marks the debut of a remarkably talented writer in the tradition of the very best historical novelists. “A crackerjack historical novel that combines the creepy intrigue of Caleb Carr, the sensory overload of Peter Ackroyd and the academic curiosity of A. S. Byatt.” —Los Angeles Times
Categories: Fiction

The Thames Tideway Tunnel

The Thames Tideway Tunnel

This is where the Thames Tideway Tunnel comes in: a £4.2 billion, 25km-long, 7.2m-diameter tunnel that will stop virtually all of the sewer overflows into the Thames and give us a cleaner and healthier river and city.

Author: Phil Stride

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750991087

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 961

Underneath the River Thames, one of the UK’s largest-ever underground engineering projects is taking shape. In 1858 the ‘Great Stink of London’ made much of the city along the River Thames uninhabitable. Between 1848 and 1854 nearly 25,000 Londoners died of cholera, a disease borne by foul water. Joseph Bazalgette saved the city, building sewers that would serve 4 million people and stop waste water emptying into the Thames. These remarkable sewers are still the backbone of London’s sewerage system today, but the city’s population is now approaching 10 million. The old sewers can’t cope with the needs of modern-day London and action needs to be taken to ensure that ‘The Great Stink’ never happens again. This is where the Thames Tideway Tunnel comes in: a £4.2 billion, 25km-long, 7.2m-diameter tunnel that will stop virtually all of the sewer overflows into the Thames and give us a cleaner and healthier river and city. The Thames Tideway Tunnel: Preventing Another Great Stink is the inside story on the tunnel, from the very start to breaking ground and all the steps along the way. Written by Phil Stride, a leading civil engineer, it is a unique chance both to see behind the scenes of an incredible civil engineering project that will transform the environment, and to meet the people who’ve taken the project forward over the last ten years.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Hauptst dte und Global Cities an der Schwelle zum 21 Jahrhundert

Hauptst  dte und Global Cities an der Schwelle zum 21  Jahrhundert

Berlin und London in den zwanziger Jahren , Göttingen - Zürich 1993 . Banks ,
F. R. , The New Penguin Guide to London , Harmondsworth 1982 . Beckson , Karl
... Halliday , Stephen , The Great Stink of London . Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the
 ...

Author: Andreas Sohn

Publisher:

ISBN: 3930083256

Category: Capitals (Cities)

Page: 496

View: 986

Essays covering London, Paris, Berlin, Ankara, Canberra, selected Latin American cities, selected cities in Nigeria, urban areas of Asia-Pacific, New York, Moscow, Brussels, Jerusalem and Mexico City.
Categories: Capitals (Cities)

London Water Infrastructure

London Water Infrastructure

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Books Llc

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1155818873

Category:

Page: 188

View: 214

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: London water supply infrastructure, Brent Reservoir, Joseph Bazalgette, Thames Water, Great Stink, Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association, Metropolitan Water Board, London sewerage system, Thames Water Ring Main, New River, Kew Bridge Steam Museum, William Girling Reservoir, Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company, Edwin Chadwick, Markfield Beam Engine, King George V Reservoir, Hugh Myddelton, Abbey Mills Pumping Stations, River Lee Flood Relief Channel, Crossness Pumping Station, Peter Morice, Joseph Quick, Walthamstow Reservoirs, Grand Junction Waterworks Company, Thames Embankment, Northern Outfall Sewer, Coppermill Stream, Lambeth Waterworks Company, Seething Wells, Chelsea Waterworks Company, Kempton Park Reservoirs, East London Waterworks Company, Metropolitan Commission of Sewers, King George VI Reservoir, Low Maynard Reservoir, West Middlesex Waterworks Company, Medical Officer for Health, Island Barn Reservoir, West Warwick Reservoir, Southern Outfall Sewer, Kempton Park Steam Engines, High Maynard Reservoir, Queen Mother Reservoir, East Warwick Reservoir, River Lee Diversion, Queen Mary Reservoir, Lockwood Reservoir, Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir, Molesey Reservoirs, Bessborough Reservoir, Staines Reservoirs, Banbury Reservoir, Wraysbury Reservoir, Knight Reservoir, Lee Valley Reservoir Chain, Great Conduit, Chingford Reservoirs, Hythe End. Excerpt: London's water supply infrastructure has developed over the centuries in line with the expansion of London and now represents a sizeable infrastructure investment. For much of London's history, private companies supplied fresh water to various parts of London from the River Thames and the River Lea. A crisis point was reached in the mid 19th century with outbreaks of cholera and general problems arising from extraction of water from the p...
Categories:

Water and the Modern British City

Water and the Modern British City

Bazalgette had already been involved in the construction of many London sewer
lines , was thoroughly familiar with ... until it consisted of 20 % sewage and gave
rise to the legendary “ Great Stink of London , ” finally received approval for its ...

Author: John Broich

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119717135

Category:

Page: 570

View: 854

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Thames Water

Thames Water

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Author: Books Llc

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1155972589

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 108

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Former water company predecessors of Thames Water, Thames Water reservoirs, London water supply infrastructure, Thames Conservancy, Metropolitan Board of Works, Joseph Bazalgette, Great Stink, Metropolitan Water Board, London sewerage system, Broad Street cholera outbreak, Thames Water Ring Main, New River, York Buildings Company, William Girling Reservoir, Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company, King George V Reservoir, Abbey Mills Pumping Stations, River Lee Flood Relief Channel, Crossness Pumping Station, Walthamstow Reservoirs, Grand Junction Waterworks Company, Thames Water Desalination Plant, Northern Outfall Sewer, Lambeth Waterworks Company, Seething Wells, Chelsea Waterworks Company, Kempton Park Reservoirs, East London Waterworks Company, Metropolitan Commission of Sewers, King George VI Reservoir, Low Maynard Reservoir, West Middlesex Waterworks Company, Island Barn Reservoir, West Warwick Reservoir, Thames Tideway Scheme, Farmoor Reservoir, Southern Outfall Sewer, High Maynard Reservoir, Queen Mother Reservoir, East Warwick Reservoir, River Lee Diversion, Queen Mary Reservoir, Lockwood Reservoir, Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir, Molesey Reservoirs, Bessborough Reservoir, Staines Reservoirs, Banbury Reservoir, Wraysbury Reservoir, Knight Reservoir, Lee Valley Reservoir Chain, Stain Hill Reservoirs, Chingford Reservoirs, Thames Water Abingdon Reservoir. Excerpt: London's water supply infrastructure has developed over the centuries in line with the expansion of London and now represents a sizeable infrastructure investment. For much of London's history, private companies supplied fresh water to various parts of London from the River Thames and the River Lea. A crisis point was reached in the mid 19th century with outbreaks of cholera and general problems arising from extraction of water from the polluted Ti...
Categories: History

Historical Reflections

Historical Reflections

60 London ' s Great Stink of 1858 offers exceptionally clear proof that disgust can
be a motor of change as well as a sign of change . Expressions of revulsion at
what had once been tolerated testify to the slow and mostly silent process of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072432407

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest

is Peter Ackroyd's London . The influence of his historical novels is visible in her
work , as is that of Sarah Waters . The Great Stink lacks Waters's erotic edge (
unless you happen to be a coprophiliac ) , and cannot match Ackroyd's level of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064843611

Category: Bibliography

Page:

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Categories: Bibliography

The Public Interest

The Public Interest

... the flow of the Thames . As a result , the dissolved oxygen in the shrunken river
was overwhelmed by London's sewage bacteria . For two summers , frantic
Londoners suffered from what became known as the “ Great Stink of London .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009420095

Category: Political science

Page:

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Categories: Political science

London s New River

London s New River

PRIMARY SOURCES The main source of original New River Company
documents is London Metropolitan Archives ... Halliday , S . , The Great Stink of
London , 1999 Harrison , W . , New & Universal History , Description & Survey of
the Cities ...

Author: Robert Ward

Publisher: Phillimore

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117970751

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 767

This is what will become the authoritative account of the creation of the New River in the 17th century, a channel from Hertfordshire to Clerkenwell just north of the City of London, which supplied the city and much of built up London north of the Thames with much needed fresh water for about two hundred years. It includes entirely new material as well as illustrations not previously used.
Categories: History

Victorian Architecture

Victorian Architecture

HALLIDAY , STEPHEN ( 1999 ) : The Great Stink of London : Sir Joseph
Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Capital ( Thrupp , Stroud : Sutton ) .
HAMILTON , GEORGE ERNEST ( 1836 ) : Designs for Rural Churches ( London :
John ...

Author: James Stevens Curl

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073935796

Category: Architecture

Page: 635

View: 904

By means of a collection of illustrations and authorative text, Professor James Stevens Curl brings to life the great architectural achievements of the Victorians.They responded to unprecedented challenges and opportunities and met these with confident, colourful, rumbustiously eclectic architecture. Professor Curl deals with the palette of styles available to the Victorians; entirely new building types; novel materials; ecclesiastical buildings that, arguably, were superior to mediaeval exemplars; the responses of a vital society to contemporary challenges; and how they went further than anyone since Roman times to solve the problems of urban hygiene. All this is set firmly within the context of the intellectual complexities of the age.
Categories: Architecture

A Child s History of London

A Child s History of London

In 1858 it was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to abandon their
discussions and people crossing the bridges felt sick . This was named ' The
Year of the Great Stink ' . London also had a very limited water supply . It was not
unusual ...

Author: Nicholas Whines

Publisher: Gloucester

ISBN: 0563327030

Category: London (England)

Page: 61

View: 278

Categories: London (England)

The Dolphin Reader

The Dolphin Reader

The solution to London's " Great Stink " was not , however , to tear down the
factories and send the people back to the country . Within two weeks of getting
that famous noseful of London air , Disraeli had introduced legislation that would
 ...

Author: Douglas Hunt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: PSU:000017871075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1002

View: 106

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

London Architecture

London Architecture

Style City London ( Thames and Hudson 2003 ) The Buildings of England ,
Nikolaus Pevsner ( Founding Editor ) . For further information visit www . pevsner
. co . uk . The Great Stink of London , Stephen Halliday ( Sutton Publishing 1999 )
.

Author: Marianne Butler

Publisher: Metro Pub Limited

ISBN: 1902910184

Category: Architecture

Page: 307

View: 786

From the remains of the Roman amphitheater to the soaring glass structures of the 21st-century city, London offers a unique architectural experience. This new and authoritative guide takes the reader through nearly 2,000 years of architectural achievement in the capital. Each chapter contains accessible examples of buildings of every period and sets them in historical context. London Architecture also includes six mapped walks as well as a listing of shops, bars, and restaurants, making this an essential resource for the London traveler.
Categories: Architecture

Thomas and Jane Carlyle

Thomas and Jane Carlyle

Halliday , Stephen , The Great Stink of London : Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the
Cleansing of the Victorian Capital ( Stroud , 1999 ) . Hamburger , Lotte and
Joseph , Contemplating Adultery : The Secret Life of a Victorian Woman ( New
York ...

Author: Rosemary Ashton

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015055102225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 548

View: 423

The Carlyles lived at the heart of English life in mid-Victorian London, but both were outsiders. A largely self-educated pair from Scotland, they often took a caustic look at the society they so influenced - Thomas through his writings and both through their network of acquaintences and correspondents. Thomas would write about matters of the day, while Jane would tell tales of everything from turmoil with dust to Dickens at a party. Yet despite everything, Jane suffered, especially with Thomas Carlyles infatuation with the lion-hunting Lady Ashburton, and the tensions in their own marriage made them sensitive to ceontemporary debates about the position of women, divorce, legitamacy and prostitution. This joint biography describes their relationship with each other, from their first meeting in 1821 to Jane's death in 1866, and their relationship with the outside world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

London

London

VIEWING LONDON Peace & Quiet Like all big cities , London can ... living
conditions lead to a cholera epidemic which kills 14,000 , and river pollution
causes ' The Great Stink ' , which prompts the building of London's first sewerage
system .

Author: Paul Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0749539569

Category: London (England)

Page: 152

View: 206

The world's most successful Essential pocket guide series looks better than ever with a distinctive new cover design. These handy, great value guides have everything you need for a great weekend or short-break holiday. Includes: Full page articles on the top 10 sights; Great special features like `In the know' and `Food & drink;' Recommended ......
Categories: London (England)