Big Ben silent

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  1. Les harland

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    #1 Les harland, Aug 15, 2017
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    Big Ben will be silent from noon on the 2st August until sometime in 2021
    This is due to a major restoration project
    It will still chime On Remembrance day and New years Eve
    There will be scaffolding round the tower
    One face will be visible throughout the project, the hands will be driven by an electric motor

    This site has more details

    http://www.parliament.uk/bigben
     
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    They were run by electric motor once before. I'm looking forward to the lift, with my arthritis I would struggle with the stairs
     
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    The Government are looking at ways to shorten te time Big Ben will be silent
    That is all I know at the moment
     
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    It seems to have come as a surprise to them, which isn;t terribly encouraging.
     
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    I think a few asses need kicking there
     

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