[Bell Historians] Big Ben (was Olympic Bell recycling)

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at 03p-J12j9QRG0z9slPt-JmIFpg7Lc_hT9FAXbYX_1XOFpzUO-sHxTB5s27VskZo1jyRSR9cfMVyjJCyms-vAp1ijM4_KQcU.yahoo.invalid
Sat Jul 28 19:50:26 BST 2012

Peter Macdonald's is NOT the latest book on Big Ben.

The most recent - and much better (the author is a clock man and former 
ringer - not a journalist) - is /Big Ben: The Great Clock and the Bells 
at the Palace of Westminster/ by Chris McKay (Oxford University Press, 2010)

As I recall, it wasn't the reason it cracked - the bell was pounded with 
experimental hammers that were far too heavy for safety and it broke - 
but the bell was certainly too big for the shaft up which it was 
intended to have been raised into the tower.

Chris Pickford
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