Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain
Thomas Telford, the shepherd boy who changed the world. His life was a model of what can be achieved by persistence, skill and ambition. Nicknamed ‘the Colossus of Roads’ by the poet laureate Robert Southey, he was responsible for building everything from churches to bridges, many of which still stand today. In Radio 4’s Book of the Week Julian Glover, journalist and Government adviser on transport, tells the enthralling story of this revolutionary engineer, perhaps the greatest engineer Britain has ever produced.
16 July 2017
10.00am - 11.00am
Pavilion Arts Centre