19th Century/ Victorian period (Temporal Keyword)

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Stinking foreshore to tree lined avenue: Investigating the riverine lives impacted by the construction of the Thames Embankments in Victorian London. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hanna Steyne.

Victorian London saw dramatic changes along the Thames, with the construction of the East End Docks and Thames Embankments, as the city struggled to cope with its ballooning population and prospering shipping industry. The Embankments reclaimed a stinking, effluent covered foreshore previously occupied by wharves, jetties, barge beds and slips, and contained a new sewer system and covered railways, finished with tree lined avenues and road access to central London. The Embankment has been hailed...