Saturday, 11 July 2009

A Small Big Ben Boast

My direct ancestor - great, great, great grandfather, or something - was Benjamin Hall after whom Big Ben is named. Today is its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. Hurrah!

(He would have despaired at the thought of the Big Brother camera. And, by the way, the name Big Ben applies to the bell, not the tower.)

1 comment:

JJ Beattie said...

Goodness me, that's a most impressive claim to fame.