Title: Lincoln 1904/5 Typhoid Epidemic
Author: Unknown
Date: July 2017 scan of a 1905 photo

Lincoln was struck by a devastating typhoid epidemic which began in December 1904 and lasted well into 1905. Ultimately over 1,000 cases were notified, of which 131 cases proved fatal.

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This lovely photo shows people queueing with a variety of containers to collect safe, clean water.

The photo was posted on 3rd April 1905 by Harry Bristow of 242 W. Parade, Lincoln to Miss L Carter of Ingham, near Lincoln. He says, "Dear Friend, I am sending you this to let you know what a time we are having."

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