Joseph Wimbledon Village
Sir Joseph William Bazalgette
Mar. 28, 1819
Greater London, The United Kingdomt
Mar. 15, 1891
Better London, England
Victorian Engineer. He has got been paid with being as important in improving the appearance of London as Sir Christopher Wren, with preserving even more lives than just about any other single Victorian public official. In 1853-54 a cholera epidemic killed 10, 738 inhabitants of London, at a time as soon as the water-bourne nature of cholera bacillus wasn't recognised. After that inside hot summertime of 1858, "the fantastic Stink of London" overrun dozens of whom ventured near, or resided by, the Thames-including the occupants of Parliament. This offered some impetus to legislation allowing the Metropolitan Board to begin with work on sewers and street improvements in London by 1866 the majority of London ended up being attached to a sewer network created by Bazalgette. The east end of London had not been included in the programme, which area alone ended up being ravaged by cholera in 1867. Afterwards people's attitudes towards the causes of cholera changed, it absolutely was empathetically acknowledged that cholera had been undoubtedly liquid bourne. In 1870 the Albert and Victoria Embankment ended up being exposed, used in 1874 because of the Chelsea Embankment which safeguarded Bazalgette's low-level sewer in addition to a site subway in addition to London Underground Railway. Brand new Thames bridges had been created by Bazalgette when it comes to crossings at Hammersmith, Putney and Battersea. The extent of his share to London ended up being recognised by their contemporaries, given that opening section of 1 of his obituary sees shows: "Londoners who are able to remember the condition of London about thirty-five years ago, before those vast undertakings associated with Metropolitan Board of Functions, the system of primary drainage as well as the magnificent Thames Embankment, which may have contributed plenty to sanitary enhancement and the convenience and stateliness with this immense city." He died in Wimbledon and was hidden in the town churchyard.
Maria Kough Bazalgette (1819 - 1902)*
Anna Constance Bazalgette Blacker (1859 - 1928)*
Evelyn Bazalgette (1861 - 1899)*
Wimbledon St Marys Churchyard
London Borough of Merton
Better London, The United Kingdomt
Story: Bazalgette household vault, left part, behind chapel.
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