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Bazalgette 200 Tour

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Putney Pier

Putney Embankment

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28 March 1819.

On this day 200 years ago, London's greatest civil engineer was born, in Enfield.

Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

Today on his bicentenary, London Historians celebrates his life and work with a two-part extended guided walk, starting with a river trip from Putney to Westminster. We'll visit and observe many of the 'Bazalgette' places, buildings and structures which are still with us.

Before the mighty sewer system Joseph Bazelgette designed was put in place London suffered outbreaks of cholera that killed over 30,000 people. After Bazelgette’s system was completed there were no more cholera outbreaks in London. This achievement alone is worthy of celebration, but Bazelgette also designed bridges and streets that have served Londoners superbly. And to cap it all, he also introduced the Woolwich Free Ferry, still in operation today.

Celebrate with us this great engineer's 200th Anniversary with a day looking at his work from the river and on foot with London guide and engineering enthusiast Rob Smith

Schedule*:
09.30h: Assemble at Putney Pier
09.45 - 10-30h: Thames Clipper to Westminster
10.30h - 12.00h: We explore the Embankment, Institute of Civil Engineers, Northumberland Ave, Charing X Road and environs.
12.00 - 13.00h: Lunch break
13.00 - 16.30h: We travel by public transport to observe Deptford and Abbey Mills pumping stations.

*Timings are approximate.

'FLUMINI VINCULA POSUIT'

** Please note: Travel and lunch not included in ticket price. Thames Clipper costs £3.65 - £8.50 depending on your status and how you choose to pay.

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