According to ancient custom: waste disposal in Hull from the middle ages to the end of the eighteenth century

Heslop, Joe (1991) According to ancient custom: waste disposal in Hull from the middle ages to the end of the eighteenth century. Local History Archives Unit, Hull. ISBN 1870001745

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Abstract

Hull is one of the few cities to have full documentation for the whole of its history. This large archive is housed in the City Record Office and this valuable resource was accessed for over a full year to inform the study's content. This account illustrates how the citizens of Hull dealt with the increasingly problematic disposal of waste, sometimes innovatively (provision of some of the first public toilets), but sometimes with little success (as several outbreaks of cholera indicate). Because the history of waste disposal in Hull encompasses aspects such as the development of town planning, the emergence of public health as a major issue, social control aspects and political agendas, it is in effect a history of Hull itself.

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Additional Information:Hull is one of the few cities to have full documentation for the whole of its history. This large archive is housed in the City Record Office and this valuable resource was accessed for over a full year to inform the study's content. This account illustrates how the citizens of Hull dealt with the increasingly problematic disposal of waste, sometimes innovatively (provision of some of the first public toilets), but sometimes with little success (as several outbreaks of cholera indicate). Because the history of waste disposal in Hull encompasses aspects such as the development of town planning, the emergence of public health as a major issue, social control aspects and political agendas, it is in effect a history of Hull itself.
Keywords:waste disposal, water supply, town planning, cholera, public health, middens, collection of human and occupational waste, uses of human waste
Subjects:L Social studies > L430 Public Policy
L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
L Social studies > L231 Public Administration
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:6507
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Deposited On:09 Oct 2012 16:58
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