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12 Dec 2017
Image caption: Sir Marc Brunel with his wife Lady Sophia Kingdom
On 12 December 1849 French-born engineer, Sir Marc...
31 May 2017
Visiting the engine room of the SS Great Britain for the first time, I remember being mesmerised by the constantly...
24 May 2017
It’s sometimes said that trade was the life blood of Victorian Britain. Its merchant shipping brought in raw...
22 May 2017
I was late home on Friday night. My train stopped and the announcement on the tannoy let me and my fellow passengers...
20 Apr 2017
Volunteers strike gold!
One of the most fascinating aspects of the SS Great Britain’s story is the Victoria Gold Rush...
11 Apr 2017
How were religious festivities celebrated on board? We’ve scoured the 69 surviving letters and passenger diaries to...