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Big Ben 150 Years Old Today  
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
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The famous bell in the clock tower in Westminster first struck the hour on July 11, 1859.

Many people think Big Ben is the name of the clock tower which is incorrect.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
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User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Didnt the first one break when it was first struck and was replaced?

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
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Yes but that was in 1856, the current bell is 150 years old today.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1868 times:



Quoting Andz (Thread starter):
Many people think Big Ben is the name of the clock tower which is incorrect.

A common misconception!  Big grin

Its a great noise, I always enjoy being around HP, it is a very nice building.



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