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Climbing the medieval clock tower of St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - The market city of St Albans, located in Hertfordshire, England, has a fifteenth century clock tower. The tower is occasionally open for visitors and this spring Digital journal paid a visit.

Election projection: UK poll results will be beamed onto Big Ben

London - The BBC has announced that it will, for the first time ever, project the results of this week’s general election in the UK onto St Stephen’s Tower at the Houses of Parliament.

Big Ben Chimes Again

Big Ben hasn't delighted Londoners with hourly music for seven weeks but at noon Monday the famous bong sounded. The silence was due to maintenance. Although the chimes were quiet the mighty clock continued to keep citizens in check on what time it is.
 

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The four-legged gravity escapement clock mechanism within the clock tower.
The four-legged gravity escapement clock mechanism within the clock tower.
Third and Main St.  downtown Conway  South Carolina looking back to the Waccama River Memorial Bridg...
Third and Main St., downtown Conway, South Carolina looking back to the Waccama River Memorial Bridge at the entrance to downtown, with the City Hall and clock tower on the corner.
A view of the market city of St Albans from atop of the clock tower.
A view of the market city of St Albans from atop of the clock tower.
A view of Big Ben in London
A view of Big Ben in London
The wheel mechanism  part of the process for working the clock mechanism in the clock tower.
The wheel mechanism, part of the process for working the clock mechanism in the clock tower.
A view from the top of the clock tower. The cathedral can be seen. It is the second longest cathedra...
A view from the top of the clock tower. The cathedral can be seen. It is the second longest cathedral in the United Kingdom (after Winchester).
Chesham s central feature: the town s clock tower
Chesham's central feature: the town's clock tower
The Victorian clock tower in Leicester city centre.
The Victorian clock tower in Leicester city centre.
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