Notes from the Underground

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Joseph Bazalgette, who was born on March 28, 1819, but if you’ve ever been to London, chances are you’ve taken advantage of his handiwork. Bazalgette was the chief engineer of London’s Metropolitan Board of Works who helped create central London’s sewer network, helping to rid the city of cholera epidemics and cleansing the absolutely filthy Thames. Bazalgette … Continue reading Notes from the Underground