Manuscripts and Special Collections


Local events Date National events
1st Nottingham Waterworks established 1696  
Deering described Nottingham as 'garden city' 1751  
Zion Hill Waterworks established c.1790  
Nottingham Gas Act 1818  
Nottingham New Waterworks Co. established 1824  
Nottingham Trent Waterworks Co. established 1826  
Cholera Epidemic 1831-32 Cholera Epidemic
  1832 Poor Law Commission
  1833 Municipal Corporations Commission
  1834 Poor Law Amendment Act
  1835 Municipal Reform Act
New Union Workhouse opened 1841  
  1842 Chadwick's Report on 'Sanitary Conditions of Labouring Classes'
  1844 Commission on 'Large Towns and Populous Districts'
J.R. Martin's Report on 'The State of Nottingham' 1845  
Borough Sanitary Committee appointed 1846  
Typhus Epidemic 1847  
  1848 Cholera Epidemic Public Health Act
  1869 Commission on Water


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