Sunday, February 02, 2020


Busy this last week interviewing those folk who made the trip to London over the last few days witnessing 'Brexit night' and the media closure of this vexed issue after so many years. The date has gone down in history and certainly won't be forgotten. I was looking forward to hearing Big Ben chiming in the Clock Tower, later renamed The Victoria Tower.  For those not in the know,  Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is often extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well. For those readers unfamiliar with Westminster, Big Ben 
is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. The official name has now been changed to the Elizabeth Tower which, in 2012, marked the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. 

Here we are, out of breath after climbing those stairs, but what a wonderful view over London.  It was worth it!

May 2009 was the month which celebrated the 150th anniversary (the clock itself started ticking on 31 May 1859), and some interesting events took place. 

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