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Where old tech meets new. Silicon.com's Steve Ranger goes underground to visit a sewer system in the east end of London that was built during Queen Victoria's reign to help rid the city of smells and disease.
At the Thames Water depot near Stratford, you can now see a much more high-tech network which it is now hosting Geo's business broadband network.
Photos by Steve Ranger.
This sewer is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering--part of a giant project aimed at reducing the foul smells in the city and reducing the incidence of cholera--as reflected by this plaque. It still performs a vital role today.