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Big Ben, The Illustrated London News.

The Great Bell of Westminster is an integral part of the fabric of London, it is so well known it's nickname is often employed when referring to either the clock or the tower, recently renamed The Elizabeth Tower. So, when whilst searching for some period clock bells I stumbled across some original, contemporary newspaper articles relating to its manufacture and history, I bought all I could find. The assorted pages came from The Illustrated London News dated between 1856-1858. Started in 184...

Posted on 6th November 2013