River Health

Beam Engine (1886) - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Beam Engine, Markfield Park

"Sewage was the worst problem arising from Tottenham's mid-19th-century expansion. In 1843 the riverside lands were generally malarial and by 1848 some 800 houses discharged their waste into the...

Beam Engine & Museum, Clean Water, Local History, Markfield Park, Markfield Project, Pollution, River Health, River Lea, River Moselle, Sewage, Tottenham, Typhoid, Victorian

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Theo Thomas, Thames21

Theo Thomas, Thames21

Theo works for Thames21, a charity dedicated to working with people to protect their local rivers and canals. Theo started the Love the Lea campaign because the rivers in the Lower Lea Valley are...

Ecology, Love the Lea, Pollution, Reed Bed, River Health, River Lea, River Moselle, River Thames, Thames21, Waste Water, Water Testing