ASTC’s interesting fact of the week.

On the 8th of September 1854, John Snow removed the handle of a water pump in Broadwick street London.

This was not an act to of vandalism to frustrate the locals! He had been mapping the areas that sufferers from an outbreak of cholera lived, already suspicious that the disease was from contaminated water, he found that the pump was at the centre.

The discovery saved thousands of lives. The John Snow pub stands by the site of the pump to this day.

Have a safe drink for John tonight!


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