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Britain’s Treasures

Come aboard the innovative Victorian iron steamship, masterminded by the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel

BRITAIN’S TREASURES… SS GREAT BRITAIN: Bristol, England

FLOAT YOUR BOAT The dry dock is adjacent to Bristol’s unique ‘floating harbour’, which means that it is not affected by tides
ALAMY X7, MAX MCCLURE/SS GREAT BRITAIN X1, SS GREAT BRITAIN X1

WIND POWER

The masts played an important role. Although the ship was equipped with a 1000-horsepower engine, the sails enabled less fuel to be used, reducing costs

A copy of this photo of Brunel is in the Great Britain’s archives
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This might well be our most-packed issue ever, and we’ve got pretty much every time and place imaginable covered. Our section in the centre pages looks at those archaeological discoveries that make our understanding of the past possible – from buried kings to mysterious writings.
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