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Building the Northern Outfall Sewer across the Plaistow Marshes.

Building the Northern Outfall Sewer across the Plaistow Marshes.
Building the Northern Outfall Sewer across the Plaistow Marshes.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5058
Description: An 'Illustrated London News' engraving of the construction of Bazalgette's Northern Outfall Sewer across the Plaistow Marshes in 1861. This carried the entire sewage of north London from the Abbey Mills pumping station to Beckton, where the sewage was discharged into the Thames. Bazalgette's sewers were one of the largest public works programmes in Victorian London.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 30 Nov 1861
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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