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California holds the key to Bazalgette’s legacy

Nearly 20 years ago, when ­organising an exhibition to ­commemorate the centenary of the death of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, pictured right, I visited the then offices of Thames Water at New River Head to locate archival material and photographs relating to ­Bazalgette’s main drainage scheme in London. Mike Chrimes reports.

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