Big Ben

philholtsdgr pippolucas23 at
Fri Jan 18 17:43:33 GMT 2008

I have found two locations for Maudsley's Yard, at East Greenwich and 
Lambeth. Maudsley (later Maudsley Sons & Field) were Marine Engineers 
and as such would undoubtedly have had dock access together with heavy 
lifting gear, so would have been a logical place to unload a bell the 
size of Big Ben. Lambeth would seem to be the obvious choice; it's 
close to Westminster, is upstream of London Bridge and south of the 
river, hence the bridge crossing.
                           Phil Lucas


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