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Big Ben

There can be no more Iconic image of London or maybe even Britain then the tower that overshadows the wonderfully ornate Houses of Parliament - and Yes, we know that Big Ben refers to the Bell. In the week when He becomes 150 years old we celebrate the original feat of engineering and the fact that the clock has hardly ever been wrong.

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A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing - George Bernard Shaw
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On this day:
The Worlds Richest Shipwreck - 1631, Battle of Rowton Heath - 1645, St Leger first run - 1776
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