09 Sep '11, 8pm

The Secret River Flowing Beneath London ~ ~ #Eco #london #rivers #history #england #images #lifestyles

The Fleet River Sewer still flows under London, the remnants of a time long past when it was both a river, and later a destination not just for detritus and waste, but also for the people who earned a living in its dank, smelly waters. So-called mudlarks and toshers scavenged items of value there, including bits of coal that had dropped off barges. Often these people were small children trying to eke out a living underground. Today the river is still visited, but mainly by those interested in its history, and in exploration - such as the hardy and excellent photographer who took these images. If your curiosity has been piqued, it's possible to make arrangements with Thames Water to go down yourself and tour the river.

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-fleet-river-sewer

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