Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Category:Sanitary Engineering

From Graces Guide

A consequence of the industrial revolution was the rapid and massive growth of the population of towns and cities. Speculators were keen to provide housing, with little or no thought given to sanitation. The provision of continuous water supplies, adequate disposal of sewage and refuse, paving and cleaning of streets, and dealing with the problem of atmospheric pollution, all lagged far behind what was required.

This section currently covers a variety of aspects of sanitation, including systems, equipment, and 'heroes and villains' who promoted and resisted improvements in sanitation. Water supplies which addressed separately, in the Waterworks category.