Slipping back to Victorian era

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

I have just read your article on the trials of living on a boat in London. I can only react with minor disbelief, and only some surprise, to the comment from the 'boater', who pours 'his' liquid waste into the canal.

I can't imagine how he disposes of his solids! Surely we are slipping back to the Victorian era, when London was a cesspit, maybe we will see the return of related illnesses, if the disposal of human waste is practiced by other like minded 'boaters'.

CaRT has an unenviable task in front of them. Its not its job to educate, but maybe a couple of health visitors may be required before the canal returns to the Victorian era .

Julie Bedall
CC.boater, currently nowhere near London .