Ever wondered what it looked like behind the clockface of Big Ben? Here’s a rare picture from the 1920’s of a repairman doing some work on the most famous clock in the world. The clock is actually not called Big Ben – Big Ben is the name of the largest bell that chimes the time. It’s actually now called the Elizabeth Tower, in honor of the Queen’s recent Diamond Jubilee.
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