Talk: Sir Joseph Bazalgette & the Great Stink of London

Following the meeting on Monday 13 November 2017 @7:30pm at the Bowling Green Inn, Lichfield we have an extra special treat. Our very own Alan Hill will give a talk on:

Sir Joseph Bazalgette & the Great Stink of London

Sir Joseph Bazalgette & the Great Stink of London

Throughout human history, the number one cause of death has been contaminated water – in some parts of the world it still is. In mid-19th century Britain, polluted water was still a major problem – four outbreaks of Cholera in London claimed over 37,000 lives. This is the story of how Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Chief Engineer to the Metropolitan Board of Works overcame disease & reshaped London in the process.


This is a free events and everyone is welcome

Alan is a member of the trust and is working as part of our engineering team who are carefully cleaning and protecting the brightwork on the engine. The engineering team are doing sterling work, so do pop down to the pumping station and say hello.

About Morturn

Historian – Photographer – Filmmaker Retired construction professional with a passion for public, social and industrial history. I believe in equality, dignity and integrity for all. Don’t like people who try to belittle the ambitions of others. I am of the opinion that my now life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
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