The Thames misses IK Brunel's
While Bristol celebrated IK Brunel's
200th Birthday Anniversary in real style on Sunday April 9th 2006, London,
where Brunel did much of his greatest work along the Thames, surprisingly
missed the opportunity to celebrate Britain's greatest ever
Ample lottery and other award money was made available throughout the Country to celebrate Brunel's 200th. birthday anniversary, so there can have been few excuses not to celebrate Britain's greatest engineer, it seems that those in the London authority failed to grasp the significance of this important historic event.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel's contribution represents all that is great about Britain, London is where he did some of his finest work, the son of Marc Brunel a French immigrant, IK became Britain's greatest engineer, the Nation recently voted him only second to Sir Winston Churchill in the 'Greatest Briton' programme on TV.
London's has a long history of immigrants who have settled here from abroad and left their mark, IK Brunel represented all that is best about the immigrant contribution to Britain,.
Those in Authority must learn from London's failure to remember IK Brunel's 200th anniverary, it is surely a blot on the landscape.
Thankfully throughout 2006 the great IK Brunel was celebrated across the rest of the country, yet he, who has done so much for London, was almost completely forgotten by it. This must never happen again.