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12th August

In 1949 Big Ben rang slow first time in 90 yrs
Houses of Parliament westminster
Houses of Parliament, westminster

1949 Big Ben rang slow first time in 90 yrs

This was because of starling birds obstructing the minute hand which resulted in slowing the clock by 4 minutes. This Pathe film shows Big Ben a year later in 1950.

BIG BEN Lego model, Lego Store Leicester Square

https://www.lego.com/en-gb/stores/stores/uk/london-leicester-square

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