Cheda Panajotovic on the Two Brunels January 2020

Cheda Panajotovic, the new leader of the History group spoke about the two Brunels, the father Marc Isambard and Isambard Kingdom, the son.

Great Eastern shortly before launch in 1858

Cheda spoke about the Brunels – both engineers, whose lives coincided with a period of great industrial development, when no challenge seemed too big to attempt: from the father’s block making machinery, to the son’s bridges, railway lines, tunnels and railway stations.

The lecture was well attended and enjoyed by the members in the audience.