We have previously drawn attention to Farringdon’s colourful and somewhat smelly history. It would appear that whilst the station’s future should be less colourful it may, alas, not be any less aromatic. Farringdon stands in the valley of the River Fleet and is an area that, since the Middle Ages, has presented sanitary challenges. In 1309, the Mayor and Council of London introduced swinging fines on those who left human excrement in the streets – 40d for a first offence and 80d ...
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