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    For Your Historians [And Geographers?]: The Fleet – London’s Underground River

    Link: Kuriositas: The Fleet – London’s Underground River
    ...Below the ground there is a remarkable network of tunnels and chambers, put in to place by Victorian engineers, the final step in a process which took centuries. For over a thousand years there had been a shipping dock at the mouth of the river – its name comes from the Anglo-Saxon fleot which means a tidal inlet. Yet it was not destined to persevere as a river in its own right...

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    Did you know the ORIGINAL sewage system put in london was done by the Romans, but in Victorian ages it got revamped (I learnt this from Adam Hart Davis and discovery channel when bored)

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    And do we all know what the connection between London's sewage and Big Brother is? Apart form the obvious!






    Sir Joseph William Bazalgette built the sewers, and his grandson produced the effluent to flush down it!

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    Isnt it the site where "The Great Stink" started back in the 1800s?

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