but better known as Big Ben, is the largest bell in the tower and part of the Great Clock of Westminster. 1 The bell was possibly named in honour of Sir Benjamin Hall, and his name is inscribed. The hour hand is 9 feet (2.7 m) long and the minute hand is 14 feet (4.3 m) long. As MPs originally sat at St Stephen's Hall, these journalists referred to anything related to the House of Commons as news from "St. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls. 18 Dials edit The dial of the Great Clock of Westminster. 5, big Ben is the largest of five bells and weighs.5 long tons (13.7 tonnes ;.1 short tons ). Steve Jaggs, Keeper of the Clock, interviewed on Sky News, "The Story of Big Ben". Stephens" (the Palace of Westminster contains a feature called St Stephen's Tower, a smaller tower over the public entrance). 12 However, the tower currently has no lift, though one is being installed, so those escorted had to climb the 334 limestone stairs to the top. Big Ben will resume striking and tolling in 2021.
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