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I had read an article over the weekend about the North East coast where they said that Sunderland was where the plague started in 1351, which I found quiet amusing so looked into it couldn’t find what they were referring to, but found this:


Cholera – Sunderland became notorious as a result of the Asiatic Cholera outbreak which occurred in late 1831. Sunderland was the first place in Britain affected by this the first such outbreak in the nations history and became an object of much ridicule for the way in which it handled the crisis.


The well known diarist, Charles Greville wrote that: 'The conduct of the people of Sunderland was more suitable to the barbarism of the interior of Africa than to a town in a civilized country'.






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