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Sir Joseph W. Bazalgette
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Sir Joseph W. Bazalgette
Chief engineer of London's Metropolitan Board of Works his major achievement was the creation (in response to the Great Stink of 1858) of a sewer network for central London which was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera epidemics, while beginning the cleansing of the River Thames.

Here, shown holding papers relating to the Thames Embankment.
1863
Guildhall Art Gallery
GLC Heritage Collection
Black, George B.
anon.
Acquired: Transferred / Source: GLC via LRB / Received: 1989
lithograph
paper
46 or 42cms
portrait
 
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