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Nuisances

Nuisances were a huge problem, not just in Sunderland but throughout the country. 

The term covered a wide range of issues and was used to describe anything that could potentially be hazardous to health.  Find out more by visiting the pages below.

Manure
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Unlike other nuisances, manure was a useful and valuable resource.

Paving
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Paving the streets was a key element in improving public health.

Sewerage
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An adequate sewerage system was crucial to Sunderland's ability to tackle its public health problems.

Nuisances
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Nuisances were a huge problem, not just in Sunderland but throughout the country.

Smoke and industrial pollution
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Smoke and industrial pollution was considered to be one of the main issues facing Sunderland.