A local historian has confirmed what we all knew: that Isambard Kingdom Brunel built pretty much
everything in Bristol.
Alan Quisling, author of a number of books sold in gift shops with thin floppy covers, has set out precisely what Brunel did and didn't build - and it's mostly the former.
"Everyone knows about the suspension bridge, and Temple Meads, and the SS Great Britain, and the Matthew, and the cathedral, and Cabot Tower, but there's loads more."
"See that system of locks in the Cumberland Basin? That was Brunel. And that pavement over there? That is unmistakably the work of the great man. In fact I'm thinking of starting a campaign to have bricks renamed Brunel Blocks."