I would have liked to have been an engineer of the Victorian era
I fell in love with engineering (and the Victorian era) thanks to my hero, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was daring, determined and resourceful. During riots in Bristol, he became a volunteer constable and ran the Mayor’s silverware to safety across the rooftops.
When he had to convince his workers that it was perfectly safe to cross the Avon Gorge in a basket suspended from a rope, he took the first ride.
He was incredible and I love him.
This is the man that I wanted to be, but (unfortunately) this era has a thing called Health and Safety. It prevents engineers from having any fun at work.