You're a very fine swan

Ruth Bloomfield
May 2012
Evening Standard;5/23/2012, p9
THIS all sounds like d�j� vu but in 1819 London was suffering from a dire shortage of water. The solution dreamed up by the authorities was to dam the River Brent, in north London, and create a reservoir with enough water to fill three million bathtubs.


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