Today is World Toilet Day.
The theme this year is “Leaving no one behind”, working to ensure everyone in the world has access to healthy and dignified sanitation. Click here to read more about the work being put into this cause around the world.
Closer to home, I went on a fascinating tour in London last week, learning about the history of sanitation and the work that is still going on to ensure we have ready access to toilets for all – including access for those with disabilities and those who are homeless. I don’t want to give away too many secrets of the tour, but I got to visit the Jubiloo and chat with the lovely toilet attendant, I saw hidden and disguised urinals, discovered Charles Dickens’ interest in sanitation, and learned about the Great Stink in 1858.
There’s a hidden urinal lurking in this part of London!
I seriously recommend this tour to all. I did the Original Loo Tour with oh-so-knowledgeable Katie-Loo, and you can check their website for more options and available dates and times.
Katie-Loo and her emergency equipment, London, November 2019
To finish this post, I have gone through my archives and flushed out a small gallery of latrine-related images (click to view larger images).
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 19 November 2019