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« on: June 22, 2019, 12:05:28 pm »

There is a long script, printed for the very first time, from a 1966 BBC broadcast written by John Betjeman about Brunel in today's Daily Telegraph Review; pages 8 - 9. Worth a read if you have access to The Telegraph. Accompanied by a 1939 painting of Brunel's GWR, shown below Westbury White Horse.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 08:04:06 am »

Don't have access to the Telegraph, but intrigued as to who the painting might be by.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 10:10:16 am »

It's Eric Ravilious.

He was a fantastic artist of the early middle years of the last century, sadly dying quite young in the second world war (I think when his plane was lost in Iceland). He did quite a lot of work in downland areas (South Downs and what is now the North Wessex Downs - Berkshire/Wiltshire & N Hants)

Google his work and enjoy!
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 10:34:15 am »

Just as an aside, some libraries (depends on county) offer access to PressDisplay/PressReader from home and the Telegraph is one of the titles they carry (amongst many other newspapers & magazines, including railway publications). You just need to be a library member. You can also search some back issues of each publication.

The online versions provided generally mirror precisely the printed versions.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 11:32:09 am »

I suspected that it might be Ravilious. Excellent artist with in interest in trains and the south of England. They have a good collection of his work in the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne https://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/ravilious-gallery-and-collection-library/.
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