Webpage created: June 26, 2017.
Webpage updated: June 26, 2017
WATERING THE STREETS
On Thursday June 25th 1857 the Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal reported the introduction of an 'Improved Mode of Watering the Streets'.
Suggested by a Mr Le Corney, a member of Plymouth Town Council, the plan had been tried 'with complete success' on North Hill and the procedure ran as follows:
It was considered that this method would save the expense of horses and carts and would cost but a quarter of expense incurred under the old method.