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Two Brunels and still counting

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Paul Hyett's piece about the re-location of Brunel's statue to a less favoured site at Paddington Station struck a chord.

Some years ago, the west end of Temple Underground Station was reconstructed to assist improvements in the road layout, and the Brunel statue there had to be relocated away from solid bearing to a suspended slab with attendant problems.

An attempt was made to persuade Brunel University to accept the great man but, while apparently they are more than happy to accept his name, they did not want his effigy.

For my part I am delighted that it is still to be seen at Temple Place and I wonder how many statues commemorate this remarkable man. I shall be curious to go to Paddington to check whether the statues are identical, there and at Temple Place.


Hythe, Kent

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