Punch,  55 (1868), 58.

The Opening of the Embankment





Engineering, Architecture

    Begins by praising John Thwaites of the Metropolitan Board of Works, and numerous other individuals associated with the completion of the Thames Embankment, including Joseph Bazalgette, William Tite, Lord John J R Manners, William Cowper, Acton S Ayrton, Robert Grosvenor (1st Baron Ebury), John Fowler, Eyre M Shaw and Peter J L King. Describes and praises the 'Spartan plainness' of the inauguration ceremony, and notes the fact that after the opening, Thwaites and others travelled by boat to the 'northern sewers' out-flow' at North Woolwich and the pumping station 'On Plaistow marshes'.

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