insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 95

BROADSTAIRS Broadstairs is a very special place. This is where Thomas Russell Crampton – the famous Victorian engineer and designer – lived and worked, and this year celebrates his bicentenary. Thomas Crampton is, perhaps, best known for creating the Crampton Locomotive, thanks to his previous work on Brunel’s Great Western Railway, but there is much more behind the man than that. Amongst his other achievements, Crampton actually Thomas R W76V