andz
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Big Ben 150 Years Old Today

Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:58 am

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...
 
rsg85
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RE: Big Ben 150 Years Old Today

Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:03 am

Didnt the first one break when it was first struck and was replaced?
 
andz
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RE: Big Ben 150 Years Old Today

Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:06 am

Yes but that was in 1856, the current bell is 150 years old today.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
seemyseems
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RE: Big Ben 150 Years Old Today

Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:38 pm



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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