Punch,  50 (1866), 71.

Open Spaces

Sherwood Forrester


Letter, Spoof


Environmentalism, Public Health, Industry, Pollution, Disease

    Announces the formation of the Commons Preservation Society, an organisation that has nothing to do with institutional politics but 'seeks to save for the white faces drifting all over London [...] the lanes and yards of the Metropolis, the heaths and commons, the fields and forests' which are still unspoilt by industry and by the railways. It also 'longs to reduce that standing army of victims to lung-disease alone' by increasing the possibilities of enjoying 'air and light and sunshine'.

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