Thursday, January 1, 2009

Big Ben celebrates 150th anniversary

From today Big Ben – tourist landmark, London icon, symbol of parliamentary democracy – begins a year of anniversary celebrations starting with the launch of a website ( It is a very 21st-century way of marking the survival of an institution that is rooted in the technology of another era. (link via timesonline) Big Ben 1859 - 2009 Website: During 2009 Parliament celebrates the 150th anniversary of its world famous Clock Tower, Great Clock and Great Bell.


  1. I remember seeing a TV programme about it which, being a mechanical engineer, I found interesting and informative.
    Thanks for the links! xx