Last week, I managed to combine a few days R & R in the West Country, with some research into Isambard Kingdom Brunel. For years I have been fascinated by the story that he aligned the Box Tunnel on the Great Western Railway, such that it is penetrated by the rising sun on his birthday.
Having spent the most of the day following this subject up, I went into a pub for dinner (100 miles or so distant from Box), to discover that the guest ale was ‘Tunnel Vision’ brewed by the Box Steam Brewery, complete with a Brunel type stovepipe hat on the beer glass. If that is not an omen, I don’t know what is.
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