Big Ben

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 This is a short history of the Great Clock.

Download a .pdf file on the history of The Great Clock at the Palace of Westminster.

In 2007 The Great Clock had an extensive restoration, I have written a series of three articles for the Horological Journal. These will be put up on the web site when they are available.

January HJ Currently available. Part 1 The need for restoration and dismantling the clock

February HJ Currently available Part 2 The repairs and re-installation.

March HJ Available from 1st March Part 3 The drive unit

Horological Journal is published monthly by the British Horological Institute. Visit The BHI web site now.


Visit the UK Parliamnent Web Site for Details of the 150th Big Ben Celebrations. Click on the Picture Below

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