ICE bi­cen­te­nary

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TV star Rob Bell was the after-din­ner speaker who rounded off a packed day of ac­tiv­i­ties hosted by the Rochester Bridge Trust and the Royal Engi­neers Mu­seum. Or­gan­ised as part of the na­tional Year of En­gi­neer­ing and to cel­e­brate the bi­cen­te­nary of the In­sti­tu­tion of Civil Engi­neers (ICE), the day in­cluded talks from in­spi­ra­tional engi­neers, saw 45 chil­dren from schools across Kent take part in hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties and ended with a gala din­ner when en­gi­neer­ing ex­pert Rob, known for his many TV pro­grammes high­light­ing the achieve­ments of the pro­fes­sion, such as last year’s The World’s Great­est Bridges, spoke about his work, shar­ing sto­ries and achieve­ments. Rob also pre­sented a life­time con­tri­bu­tion award to civil en­gi­neer John Farmer, Ma­jor Projects Man­ager at Kent County Coun­cil.

Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk to the Rochester Bridge Trust, with Ilona Hur­rell and Rob Bell

Sam Jol­ley, Steve Web­ster, Leona Darby and Lau­ren Toth

Matt Smith and Ian Roth­ery

Re­becca Black­burn, Danielle Sellers, Sam Jol­ley and Am­ber Cot­tee

Guests at the Rochester Bridge Trust Din­ner, held at the Royal Engi­neers Mu­seum

Col. Andy Wood, James Wood and John Cromp­ton

Rob Bell with John Farmer and Sue Threader

Col. Richard Hurt, Col. Matt Quare and Col. Gary Sul­li­van

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