Little Ben Clock Tower

L3817 Little Ben Clock Tower


Little Ben Clock Tower, City of Westminster, London. This decorative cast iron clock tower is situated at the junction of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria Street, the larger Big Ben clock tower of Westminster Palace sits at the other end of Victoria Street. An inscription states that it was dismantled in the 1960s and restored in the 1980s, with the work being sponsored by Elf Aquitaine Ltd and offered as a gesture of Franco-British friendship. There is another inscription on the clock, in the form of a rhyming couplet, Apology for Summer Time, signed J.W.R., which reads: My hands you may retard or may advance My heart beats true for England as for France. The verse reflects the fact that the clock is permanently set to Daylight Saving Time (i.e. an hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time) meaning that the time is correct for the UK during the summer and for France during the winter months. The tower was dismantled again in 2012, restored again and has just gone back in to position in early 2016. Each figurine comes in its own colour branded gift box and dedicated deed card. Not a toy or children's product. Intended for adults only. Height: 12.0cm

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