[Bell Historians] Re: Big Ben

Anne Willis zen16073 at T5KkatnouPO6nri8Y-7Kjo9YwcGi7_ojFWdC4es0Lt19zA5rUD8ZSoX3bPW4vmRW521WJhY7y25Vqwwm.yahoo.invalid
Fri Jan 18 21:27:12 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


I am told that 'Maudslay Son & Field moved from Lambeth to the west side of
the Greenwich peninsula in 1864.'



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