Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war. would like to see what he would invent or design now.
Isambard Brunel was an English engineer who changed how people lived forever in the mid 19th century. He was the man who proposed the width of railroad tracks now used all over the world today (4 feet 8 1/2 inches); he dug the first rail tunnels under a river; he built the first all-metal steamships capable of crossing the Atlantic (SS Great Western) in 1838 & built the biggest ship in the world (SS Great Britain). He was considered the greatest engineer of his age. His influence is felt…
William Henry Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer, was born on this day 11rh February, 1800. English pioneer of photography. Talbot's technique involved the use of a photographic negative, from which multiple prints could be made. His photograph of the Oriel window at Lacock Abbey, is the earliest camera negative in existence .
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Spanning Avon Gorge in Bristol is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a Grade I listed bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Sadly, he died five years before its completion, but the bridge went on to become one of Bristol's most recognisable landmarks. Picture: David Noton Photography / Alamy