Book Review: “Dirty Old London: The Victorian fight against Filth”

Posted on July 6, 2016


dolIn Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with “night soil,” graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke.

I just spent the last couple of months reading up on what to do with rubbish, dung and filth if you produce so much you have no means anymore to get rid of it (answer: build  yourself some massive sewers and dump it all in the river…preferably downstream).

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