[Bell Historians] Re: Big Ben

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Fri Jan 18 17:53:54 GMT 2008

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On Behalf Of philholtsdgr
Sent: 18 January 2008 17:44
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: Big Ben

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

Thanks Phil.

As always, one question answered and another comes up!  Where did Peter
MacDonald's statement that the bell went to Cripplegate originate?  



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