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London’s Sewers: A Photo Journey Below The Filth

by | 15th, October 2014

IN Subterranean London , B radley L. Garrett takes us below the metropolis.

 

Many rivers were built over as London grew, and some, like the Tyburn, were converted into sewers in the 19th century by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

 

Memorial on London's Victoria Embankment to Joseph Bazalgette, 1819 - 1891, engineer of the London main drainage system and Victoria Embankment.

 

Rob Smith,left, a 'flusher' with Thames Water clears away a mixture of water and fat, that builds up in the sewers under London due to cooking fat being poured down drains Rob Smith,left, a 'flusher' with Thames Water clears away a mixture of water and fat, that builds up in the sewers under London due to cooking fat being poured down drains A sewage worker in the victorian sewers under Knightsbridge, west London.

 

After viewing damage to Polish subways caused by German Air bombs, British have constructed great steel doors in the tunnels of London’s tube railways, deep below the city, to prevent flooding caused by possible bomb damage to sewers, water mains and river culverts on Oct. 11, 1939. (AP Photo) After viewing damage

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