Typhoid

The magnificent Beam Engine that pumped the typhoid out of Tottenham

Open House London Weekend: Steaming at the Beam Engine Museum

Saturday, 21 September 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 22 September 2013 - 5:00pm

Grade II listed Victorian industrial building (1886) set within a park and next to the River Lea, with the original Wood Bros beam pumping engine in situ, as originally installed. Recently...

Beam Engine & Museum, Events, Markfield Park, Open House London Weekend, Pollution, Typhoid, Victorian, Waste Water

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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