ITP 2013: September 5 – Miral Taha
The 5th of September was a special day for the ITP group as usual, as we were looking forward to going to Bristol.
It all started at around 8 am at Schafer House, when the whole group joined Shezza, Topy and Eileen to go to Bristol and visit the Brunel’s ss Great Britain ship Museum and see the Roman Baths in Bath Spa.
We went to London’s Paddington Station and we took the train to Bristol Temple Meads and from there we went to visit Brunel’s SS Great Britain which is a museum ship and a former passenger steamship, advanced for her time.
She was the largest passenger ship in the world when launched in 1843. She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company’s transatlantic service between Bristol and New York. While other ships had been built of iron or equipped with a screw propeller, Great Britain was the first to combine these features in a large ocean-going ship and was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic in the time of 14 days, in 1845. After that we took the train from Bristol Temple Meads station to Bath Spa to visit the Roman Baths which are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from the Roman Baths. The Baths are a major tourist attraction and, together with the Grand Pump Room receive more than one million visitors a year.