John Snow's first apprenticeship at age 14 occurred in Long Benton, as seen in the center.  Likely he was assisted in getting this position by Robert Stephenson, a friend of his uncle, who lived in Killingworth, northeast of Long Benton. Four years later, Snow had his first encounter with cholera in a colliery southeast of Killingworth.

Source: Map of England & Wales Divided into Counties, Parliamentary Divisions and Dioceses. Shewing the Principal Roads, Railways, Rivers & Canals, &c., &c., Published by S. Lewis & Co., London. c1840. View Lewis' map at: MAPCO: Map And Plan Collection Online

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