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Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Again Major Brown answers questions about the state of the sewers.
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Q: Those wide streets in a line with the bridge are I believe the best residences in SunderlandA: They areQ: The old parts which are coloured green upon the south side of the River are the close and confined parts of the Borough.A: Yes, the streets are there extremely narrowQ: With regard to the sewerage do the sewers if Sunderland discharge that duty which sewers in most places do of conveying the filth from the housesA: NoQ: In what mode is the filth from the house got rid ofA: It is conveyed in cartsQ: Is that the case even with some of the good houses in Sunderland – the part where you reside...