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Exploring The Embankment – In The Footsteps Of Joseph Bazalgette

13 July, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am


Join Tim Potter for an informative historical walk and talk about Joseph Bazalgette the man who saved more Londoners’ lives than anyone else in history.  Bazalgette built the great sewers which lie under the Embankment and which stopped the waves of typhoid, cholera and typhus that killed thousands of Londoners in the nineteenth century. He also transformed the West End building Northumberland Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road and rehoused 40,000 people into decent homes. By the time his work was done in the 1890’s the life expectancy of the typical Londoner had increased by 20 years.  The majority of the walk will be along the Embankment and surrounding areas.

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