Saturday, 21 March 2009
There's an ongoing debate about WHO Big Ben is named after, but one thing is for certain: it was named after someone who was POPULAR. If Big Ben were cast today, what do YOU think his nickname would be?
There are two possibilities:
1) Big Ben was named after "Big Ben" Caunt, who was a famous bareknuckle boxer in Victorian London, OR 2) Big Ben was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who was Commissioner of Works when the bell was cast.
Which story do YOU prefer? And WHY?
Go on.... share your memories with us. The first time you saw the clock tower -- the first time you heard Big Ben strike the hour.... something that happened to you nearby....