Exploring the Lepton Railway Line

by Claire Hudson Railways created during the Victorian period symbolised a huge innovation, not only transforming the nation but also local villages such as Lepton in West Yorkshire, containing their own stations and lines. These railway networks were to the Victorians what the roads are to us now, part of ‘the very fabric of life’,…

What did Isambard Kingdom Brunel do for us?

by Eve Rudge Historians have described Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a genius, brilliant, heroic, and visionary.[1] For good reason too, as Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the top engineers this country has ever seen. In a BBC survey in 2002, he was voted the second most important Briton of all time and he is…