Some of the most difficult and  dangerous work has been executed in the
narrow lanes and streets. The old houses  in Coupland were in danger of being
let down when the deep sewer was cut, and  many people thought it would have
been a good way of making an improvement if  the old places had come down,
except for the loss it would have been for the  tenants.

    Water Street and Church Street will  require to be carefully supported.
The streets are very narrow, with old and  high buildings on each side and
cellars below. It is tedious work, every foot  having to be timbered. The streets
are in a very sloppy state.