Isambard Kingdom Brunel

I K Brunel is on the front page of the Western Daily Press today (Monday 17th January 2011). Adrian Vaughan, “an historian and biographer of the engineer” has written a book entitled “The Intemperate Engineer”. Apparently Brunel “did so many silly things on the Great Western Railway… there were many flaws in the railway because he wouldn’t listen to anyone else”.

Which drew my attention to the fact that there is a plaque to IKB alongside the Great Western Railway in Sydney Gardens. So out with the camera and onto a web page with it:


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