Wow Scott. Wow.

Scott Cawley.

“The Jarrow March?”

In my earlier post about how I got involved in the Opening Ceremony, I mentioned that once we had been selected we were shown a video montage of news footage, still pictures and movie clips from famous moments in history which Danny Boyle was going to feature in the scene we were to take part in. As the scene started, it was obvious it was going to be about the Industrial Revolution – Isambard Kingdom Brunel featured heavily in the clips.

I’d seen the BBC’s Great Britons programme about Brunel in 2002, and remember Jeremy Clarkson giving an impressive account of why he was the most important person in the country’s history – building trains and tunnels and factories and steamboats that changed the face of Britain. But as with some of the others near the top of the list who I had expected would be featured…

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