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Sir Joseph Bazalgette



Sir Joseph Bazalgette


In 1859 Joseph Bazalgette, now a bronze head near Hungerford Bridge, engineers interceptory sewers, voiding London’s wastes into the Thames, one pig-iron colon winding under Highbury Hill to swallow Hackney Brook in giant acoustics.

From The Highbury Working: A Beat Séance, Track 2: A Skeleton Horse


(Flumini vincula posuit roughly translates as "To chain the river in place")
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