Richard North, 09/04/2006  

Clifton Suspension Bridge - one of Brunel's greatest achievementsToday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, unquestionably one of the greatest Britons. The son of a French immigrant, himself a notable engineer and designer, Brunel was part-educated in France but created his railways, tunnels, bridges and Paddington Station in England.

There are celebrations in Bristol, Rotherhithe and other places. And there is a more detailed posting on the Conservative History blog.


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