Information & question about Big Ben
After reading our file on Big Ben, Alan Monro wrote to us -
For a fuller history of "Big Ben" I would recommend (if you can find a copy) a book written by JOHN DARWIN. ISBN number 0-7090-2811-7 (My copy is signed by him.) Mr Darwin became resident engineer of the palace of Westminster. The book has a wealth of information and some interesting pictures. It has about 186 pages. Well worth hunting out.
On October 6th of this year, I was shown around the houses and noticed that all the large/ small clocks on the walls between rooms seemed to pulse every half second. I am not a clock or watch repairer, but I have an interest in clocks. As all the large/small WALL clocks seemed to pulse at the same time, I asked my guide, "Where is the master clock?" They had never noticed the "jumps".
Can anyone enlighten me? Is there a "Master clock" on the premises or where do they get their "Pulses" from?