https://secure.francisboutle.co.uk/     Call Us:  +44 7772 312 665    Email Us:  info@francisboutle.co.uk

Quick Find:    
Book list
Art, architecture & media
Biography
Cornish/Kernewek
D.M. Thomas
Fire and police
First World War
Genealogy
History
Lesser used languages of Europe
Literary criticism
Music
Painting and its laws
Pioneering women
Plays
Poets
Politics
Revolutionary history
Short Fiction
Traditions and customs
Travel
Extras
Awards
Downloads
Events
Excerpts
Forthcoming books
Lesser Used Languages of Europe
Out of print
Reviews
Webzine
Contact Us
Follow us
Twitter Logo

Facebook Logo
  Top » Catalog » History

London's Water Wars

 £8.99 
London's Water Wars

London’s Water Wars: The competition for London’s water supply in the nineteenth century

by John Graham-Leigh

Paperback 135 pages 14 illustrations in black and white
ISBN 978 1 903427 02 6


’In a development that is all too familiar in the capital today, gangs of labourers descended to dig up roads and pavements - oblivious to residents’ complaints about the chaos.’

London Evening Standard

The book

London’s Water Wars tells the story of the fierce competition in the nineteenth century among the New River, Chelsea, Grand Junction, East London, West Middlesex, York Buildings and other water companies to supply water to London, and how it frequently left customers without water, competitors with their pipes dug up and the companies themselves at the brink of ruin. John Graham-Leigh goes on to describe the political background leading to the eventual regulation of the companies and the quality of the water they supplied. With the supply of water once more open to competition these tussles of nearly two hundred years ago are of continuing relevance today.

The authors

John Graham-Leigh worked for many years for the Metropolitan Water Board and its successor Thames Water, where he was Regulation and Policy Manager. Much of his research is based on material from the archives of the Thames Water Authority.

 

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 21 January, 2009.
 Reviews   Add to Wish List 
Quantity:        
We Also Recommend :
Silvanus Trevail
Silvanus Trevail
 £20.00 
 Buy 'Silvanus Trevail' now 
Firefighters in art and media
Firefighters in art and media
 £27.50 
 Buy 'Firefighters in art and media' now 
Enterprising Women
Enterprising Women
 £25.00 
 Buy 'Enterprising Women' now 
Customers who bought this product also purchased
Best Sellers
01.The York Chasseurs
02.Enterprising Women
03.London's Water Wars
04.Forever in Galicia
05.Murder, Mutiny and the Military
06.The King of Karelia
Forthcoming Books
Featured Books
Events
Regular Cornish language classes with Mick Paynter.

London. The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery permanent exhibition of women in medicine.

First Sunday of every month, Redruth. Shout with the Red River singers.

Second Wednesday of every month, Luxulyan. Prys Ton – Cornish Music Session.

Until 6 January 2018, Southend. Exhibition – From Mile End to Mayfair: The East London Group & their contemporaries.

until 17 December 2017, Bow, London. Exhibition – The Working Artist: The East London Group.

20 October 2017, Penryn, Cornwall. Cornish songs from the Red River Singers at the National Dialect Festival 2017.

20–22 October 2017, Penryn, Cornwall. National Dialect Festival 2017.

25 October 2017, Bangor Universoty. Cyflwyno The Old Red Tongue / Introducing The Old Red Tongue.

2 November 2017, St Columb Major, Cornwall. Hark! A talk about Cornish carols by Sally Burley and Hilary Coleman.

9 November 2017, Bodmin, Cornwall. Talk by Paul Holden on the architect Richard Coad.

16 November 2017, Liskeard, Cornwall. Paul Holden gives the Inaugural George Vaughan-Ellis RIBA Memorial Lecture.

26 November 2017, Heartlands, Cornwall. Red River Singers at the Weekend Market.

29 November 2017, London. Paul Holden talk on Princes to Paupers: portraiture in the Lanhydrock photographic collection.

14 December 2017, Bodmin, Cornwall. Shout at Picrous Night.

22 December 2017, St Day, Cornwall. Carols with the red River Singers and the Carharrack & St Day Silver Band.

24 December 2017, Tregajorran, Cornwall. Christmas Eve carols in the Square.

29 November 2017, London. Paul Holden talk on “Estate Mapping at its Finest”: the Lanhydrock Atlas, 1696.