|Conditions in the growing towns were dreadful. With no
proper water supply or piped drainage systems, waste was thrown into the street
and left to rot.|
This waste frequently contaminated the water supply.
Smoke from the large number of factory chimney's was also a problem for those
living near their place of work.
There are three sources to study in
|Source 3A is a photograph
of boys playing by the Molendinar Burn around 1890.|
Click to enlarge
the image, then answer the following question.
- How useful is Source 3A for investigating the causes of poor health in
Scotland in the late nineteenth century?
|Source 3B is a cartoon entitled
"The Giants of Rollox". These were the huge chimneys of the St. Rollox Chemical
Works in Glasgow. It was included in a book called The Chronicles of Gotham in
Click to enlarge the image, then answer the following question.
- In what ways the cartoon suggest Glasgow
suffered from smoke nuisance?
|Source 3C shows evidence
given by Agnes Macfarlane in a court case about a smoke nuisance in the early
Click to enlarge the image, then answer the following
- Why was Agnes
Macfarlane concerned about the smoke from the local chemical works?
effect did she claim the smoke had on her health?
- What effect
did the smoke have on the things in the garden?