Mansfield 100 Years Ago


Cat No.:   GB1118:

This book follows the steps of the Improvement Commission from 1823 to 1932 when the book was published. The commission made radical changes to the town that completely altered the residents' lives. Their problems seem to be similar in nature to those faced by our own Town Planner today, traffic congestion, an increasing population and concerns about health. Using maps and pictures the book explains the Commissions decision to employ a "Scavenger" (Street Cleaner), provide gas lights, employ a Police Officer, lay water pipes and the results the increasingly heavy taxes were having on the towns residents.

An excellent book, full of detailed background information, great for local and family historians.  

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