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12th August 1949 Big Ben delayed time for the first time in 90 years

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1949 Big Ben delayed time for the 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.

12th August 1949 Big Ben delayed time for the first time in 90 years 1BIG BEN Lego model, Lego Store Leicester Square

12th August 1949 Big Ben delayed time for the first time in 90 years 2

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

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