Familar in their Mouths as HOUSEHOLD WORDS - Shakespeare

Household Words

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Tuesday 11th of December 2018
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Cholera Chaos
Elliot C and Harrison F

Household Words Story

Yesterday—3rd September 1878 the Princess Alice (a pleasure liner) collided with a coal ship called the Bywell Castle. The collision happened at a notorious blind bend in the River Thames called Tripcock point. However neither ships is believed to have been showing any signs of bright lights. The coal ship—heavily loaded at the time of the collision, sliced clean through the Princess Alice causing both ships to sink within minutes, and a huge loss of lives could have been saved if the water had not been so polluted.



The Princess Alice Dirty Disaster Strike
Georgia G, Matthew C and Rhian M

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Yesterday the Princess Alice paddle steamer collided with a collier named The Bywell Castle right near Tripcock Point on the River Thames. The Princess Alice had very few survivors as over 650 people died in the unusual crash. We have gone to the Thames to interview a lucky survivor, named Samuel Lowry, who unfortunately lost all of his family in the dreadful event.

He mumbled sadly, “I am devastated about the happenings at the Thames” We had to cut him short because he started weeping out loudly.

We also interviewed a scientist called Professor George Wigner who is testing samples of the River Thames. After a great deal of research, he has given us some tips about how not the catch the disease although that information is classified. The disease (being water-borne) comes from the River Thames so we strongly advise you to drink from wells or have a pint of beer!




The Opening of Crossness
Bethany R and Gemma L

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Yesterday, it was the opening of the Crossness, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the man who had the vision to put forward a plan to build an extensive sewer system for London and the Prince of Wales (Prince Albert) attended the opening presentation.

Joseph Bazalgette proudly held a royal party before he showed the prince around the words. Many people attended the event at the Crossness sewage Works and also enjoyed the feast.

His Royal Highness was asked by Mr. Bazalgette to turn the wheel from the sewage pump, this allowed the sewage to flow through the system. Later, the Prince of Wales gave an inspiring speech which received an outstanding reaction from the audience. Crossness was a huge success, now the sewage pump cannot be used. This was an enormous event for everyone and now people are very pleased. The guests and the Prince then sat down for a remarkable lunch to celebrate, this lunch was located near the Engine house.

Alan Bone, President of the Corinthian Yacht Club, noticed the Prince of Wales ad Sir Joseph Bazalgette while he was out sailing. He was approached by Lee Simkins, owner of the Pier Hotel. Alan Bone has concerns that the Crossness Sewage pump works will be the cause of the ‘Great Stink’ being transferred from London to Crossness and the surrounding area. The owner of the Pier Hotel is petrified incase the opening of Crossness drives away some of the day trippers which have a direct effect on his business.




Cholera Crisis Continues
Helen S, Phoebe F and Rebecca N

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As many people fall to the ground dead from cholera, Gurney is determined to spur Disraeli into Action.

Mr. Goldsworthy Gurney read Michael Faraday’s news article and took it to Sir Benjamin Disraeli, in an attempt to change his mind about the need for a new sewage system.

Sir Benjamin Disraeli then told chief engineer Joseph Bazalgette the new sewage works was to be built. Bazalgette was over the moon!

Work has since started along the embankment of the River Thames to house the sewage system, in order to save London from the Great Stink.

Meanwhile, Gurney was hanging curtains soaked in disinfectant in windows to try and keep the smell out; we managed to get a word with him.

We asked him how he felt about cholera, he said, “Well I don’t know what to think really. It is disgraceful how the people of London have lived for so long in this filth and didn’t act. Back ome in Cornwall my family live in a clean and healthy environment and I never imagined I would be here now hanging curtains! I have angry members of parliament on my case and I feet that something must be done.”

For your daily cholera update and to see how to prevent yourself from getting the ghastly disease buy the next issue of Household Words which can be purchased from your local corner stores tomorrow.




Cholera Crisis Continues
Helen S, Phoebe F and Rebecca N

Household Words Story

As many people fall to the ground dead from cholera, Gurney is determined to spur Disraeli into Action. Mr. Goldsworthy Gurney read Michael Faraday’s news article and took it to Sir Benjamin Disraeli, in an attempt to change his mind about the need for a new sewage system. Sir Benjamin Disraeli then told chief engineer Joseph Bazalgette the new sewage works was to be built. Bazalgette was over the moon! Work has since started along the embankment of the River Thames to house the sewage system, in order to save London from the Great Stink. Meanwhile, Gurney was hanging curtains soaked in disinfectant in windows to try and keep the smell out; we managed to get a word with him. We asked him how he felt about cholera, he said, “Well I don’t know what to think really. It is disgraceful how the people of London have lived for so long in this filth and didn’t act. Back ome in Cornwall my family live in a clean and healthy environment and I never imagined I would be here now hanging curtains! I have angry members of parliament on my case and I feet that something must be done.” For your daily cholera update and to see how to prevent yourself from getting the ghastly disease buy the next issue of Household Words which can be purchased from your local corner stores tomorrow.





DEADLY DISEASE STRIKES DORCHESTER
Joel N and Nathaniel H

Household Words Story

In August, in the peaceful town of Dorchester, prisoners from Millbank prison were forced to move out of London due to the ghastly disease called cholera.

They were moved to a ‘cholera-free’ town called Dorchester, but some of the prisoners clothes and bed sheets were already contaminated with cholera. A local villager called Nellie Hall decided to wash the prisoners’ laundry for money. She hung the laundry on her washing line, where a child called Evans often plays. This consequently led to the devastating result of her catching cholera, because the water from the wet laundry dripped onto Evans.

As a result of this, cholera has spread through her family and now through Dorchester, including the surrounding areas. One villager from Dorchester says “I’m trying my best to stay away from the water and other people. I’m very angry at Nellie Hall, how could she have broken the rule set by the Mayor? She is so foolish.”

Now it is obvious that the despicable cholera will spread around the country.