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Victorian Waterworks Excavated in London

Monday, February 11, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND—Helen Wickstead of Kingston University is excavating the site of Seething Wells, located on the school’s campus. The former waterworks opened in 1852, and provided clean water to residents during an outbreak of cholera. She is also looking for a garden marked on nineteenth-century maps. “A garden on a site like this might tell us more about the people who lived and worked nearby,” she said.