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Big Ben - 150 years old

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Big Ben - 150 years old

Big Ben is 150 years old and here's some interesting details that were on BBC News this morning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/bigben/index.shtml
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Re: Big Ben - 150 years old

Interesting - but I see the BBC still perpetuate calling the tower Big Ben - when it fact it's St Stephen's Tower
pierre_pierre
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Re: Big Ben - 150 years old

not in that article, it says the sound of Big Ben in its tower
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Re: Big Ben - 150 years old

They made it clear in the item on the news that Big Ben was the bell.  You must remember though that around the world everyone regards the tower as Big Ben.  One interesting fact mentioned in the item was that the faces are 23' in diameter.