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These photographs illustrate some of the themes relating to water supply and sanitation mentioned in these web pages. The photographs in the pages relating to 'Mid-19th century housing in Nottingham', and 'Disease and Death', are also relevant.

Photograph Caption
Trent Bridge Pumping Station, c.1896
Photograph 1

Trent Bridge Pumping Station, c.1896.

Trent Bridge Pumping Station was built on the banks of the River Trent where the Victoria Embankment now stands. Water from the river was filtered through natural beds of sand and gravel, and pumped by a cylinder steam engine through a 15 inch main to a reservoir on Park Row.

Image courtesy of Nottingham City Council and http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/ (NTGM006601)
Trent Bridge Pumping Station, c.1880s-1890s.
Photograph 2 

Trent Bridge Pumping Station, c.1880s-1890s. 

Here is another view of the Pumping Station. It was demolished in the early 20th century and replaced by houses.

Image courtesy of Nottingham City Council and http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/ (NTGM007650)

 

Woman collecting water from a communal water pump on Malt Mill Lane, Narrow Marsh area, 1931.
Photograph 3 

Woman collecting water from a communal water pump on Malt Mill Lane, Narrow Marsh area, 1931. 

Note that the rubbish bins and privies are nearby, causing a possible health hazard.

Image courtesy of Nottingham City Council and http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/ (NTGM000962)

 

Houses on Sun Street (formerly Sherwin Street), Nottingham, 1912.
Photograph 4

Houses on Sun Street (formerly Sherwin Street), Nottingham, 1912. 

The photograph shows pail closets (privies) placed directly underneath the bedrooms of the house, in contravention of the regulations in the Nottingham Inclosure Act of 1845.

The photograph was marked by Nottingham City Council to highlight the location of the pail closets and the bedroom, ahead of measures to clear the slums. Sun Street was off Southwell Road and near Manvers Street, on the eastern side of the town centre.

Image courtesy of Nottingham City Council and http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/ (NTGM002129)

 

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