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    Pumps, Pipes and Purity: The Turbulent Social History of Providing the Public with Enough Safe Water in the Thirsk District and North Yorkshire from 1875

    By Bernie Eccleston

    Paperback Save £4.54 = £12.96

    By the 1870s, it seemed obvious that if people used less water pumped from wells contaminated by sewage, the risk of spreading waterborne illness and disease would be dramatically reduced. However, not until the 1950s were water mains laid to the majority of households in rural districts across the whole...

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