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A Victorian suburb

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From inside cover. 'A Victorian Suburb' takes the story of Enfield from the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign up to the outbreak of the First World War. The prosperous ratepayers of Enfield, in 1837, were overburdened with many poor. They lived in dilapidated cottages crowded together in squalid yards and courts off Baker Street and the Hertford Road. Their sewage was carried away in foul open ditches, their cesspools polluted the wells. Typhoid and cholera were rife and spread from the poor to the wealthy ratepayers who were driven to take measures to protect themselves. Even then they were reluctant to spend too much of their money on the public services. They set up boards. The Board of Guardians aimed to discourage the poor from claiming relief. The Board of Health aimed to provide clean water particularly to middle class homes and take away the sewage, especially where it looked likely to spread contagion among the ratepaying class. A factory for the production of black crape was set up at Ponders End early in the century. A few years later the government established a manufactory for small arms at Enfield Lock. A gas works, a jute works, a floor cloth factory and one for the production of white lead followed. Ediswans initiated Enfield's profitable connection with the electrical industry. Banks and building societies were set up to serve the middle classes, friendly societies and slate clubs to provide protection for the working classes. The hard times of the thirties and forties passed, conditions improved with the coming of industry. Working people had more leisure, and earned more money. Enfield slowly became cleaner and more civilised.

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Author(s):
David Pam
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
090731810X
ISBN-13:
9780907318101
Publisher:
Enfield Preservation Society
Title:
A History of Enfield Volume Two 1837 to 1914 A Victorian Suburb

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From inside cover. 'A Victorian Suburb' takes the story of Enfield from the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign up to the outbreak of the First World War. The prosperous ratepayers of Enfield, in 1837, were overburdened with many poor. They lived in dilapidated cottages crowded together in squalid yards and courts off Baker Street and the Hertford Road. Their sewage was carried away in foul open ditches, their cesspools polluted the wells. Typhoid and cholera were rife and spread from the poor to the wealthy ratepayers who were driven to take measures to protect themselves. Even then they were reluctant to spend too much of their money on the public services. They set up boards. The Board of Guardians aimed to discourage the poor from claiming relief. The Board of Health aimed to provide clean water particularly to middle class homes and take away the sewage, especially where it looked likely to spread contagion among the ratepaying class. A factory for the production of black crape was set up at Ponders End early in the century. A few years later the government established a manufactory for small arms at Enfield Lock. A gas works, a jute works, a floor cloth factory and one for the production of white lead followed. Ediswans initiated Enfield's profitable connection with the electrical industry. Banks and building societies were set up to serve the middle classes, friendly societies and slate clubs to provide protection for the working classes. The hard times of the thirties and forties passed, conditions improved with the coming of industry. Working people had more leisure, and earned more money. Enfield slowly became cleaner and more civilised.

Author(s):
David Pam
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
090731810X
ISBN-13:
9780907318101
Publisher:
Enfield Preservation Society
Title:
A History of Enfield Volume Two 1837 to 1914 A Victorian Suburb

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