Big Ben to Fall Silent!
In 2017, a major refurbishment plan is due to start, which is expected to last three years. Big Ben's clock will be stopped for several months, so that it can be cleaned and worn parts can be replaced. It is expected to cost £29 million!!
We have been given special permission to reproduce these eight fascinating pages by Graphic News. They are licenced from Graphic News in memory of Francis and Yvonne Perrott who from the Manor House in South Cerney greatly enjoyed hearing the bells ring from the church next door.
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