Taxpayers face a £7.1BN bill to stop Parliament falling down
According to today's report, drawn up by the independent consultants Deloitte, the Palace of Westminster is 'no longer fit for purpose' and there is a growing risk of a 'catastrophic failure' - including the possibility that the roof in the House of ...
June 18, 2015
After rebuilding from a fire, Balto. Co. home has same roots, different look
A grandfather clock in the hall, a Charles Sligh creation, announces the hour, half-hour and quarter-hour with calming assurance to the tune of "Westminster Chimes." Framed photographs of Erin, now 28, and Neil, 24, at various stages of their lives are ...
April 15, 2015
Clocks' many duties stand the test of time
Austrian open well wall clock in Steve Overstreet's clock collection. (March “We have digital grandfather clocks that use media cards and have digital sounds from music boxes,” such as a recording of the sound of the bells at Westminster Abbey ...
March 6, 2015
Marta Hepler Drahos: Reflecting on the best things in life
And their spool bed, where I lay on vacation nights, thrilling to the mournful whistle of distant trains. Then there are the earrings my mother wore to her wedding, the clock with the Westminster chimes she never tired of hearing, the vase, now cracked ...
May 2, 2015
Massive gift keeps nation's last clock school ticking
And clocks. More than 400 from all around the world. Cuckoos. Hundred day clocks. Grandfather clocks. Nautical clocks. Regulator clocks. Wall clocks. Mantel clocks. Alarm clocks. Some worked and others didn't. The collection represented numerous styles ...
February 27, 2015
A Giant Clock and a Giant Clamshell
“And so, as it chimed either of its two different tunes [Westminster or Whittington] the sound would drift upstairs and everybody could hear it. I've read that the house has thirty-two rooms and an Readers may recall that two similarly gigantic ...
February 5, 2015
World's 'most complicated' Patek Philippe gold watch sells for record $24.4 ...
These include grande and petite sonnerie (chimes), which emulate the bells of Westminster; a record of the phases and age of the moon; sunrise and sunset indications; a "perpetual calendar" that makes automatic adjustments for month and year; and a ...
November 12, 2014
Master & Secondary Or Slave Clocks Suppliers
Distributor of master & secondary or slave clocks. Master clocks features include microprocessor/quartz crystal based time system controller designed to drive a variety of low voltage Impulse, Midnight Reset, Sync Wire & RS232 secondary clocks. Analog ...
June 24, 2015
Special Clocks Suppliers
Lean manufacturing capable manufacturer & distributor of standard & custom special clocks including wall, desk & mantle clocks ... Special clocks are available with westminster chime & seasonal bell music. Clock dials & hands are available in various ...
June 8, 2015
Bank holiday sale is a heady mix
A pond yacht sailed away at £40, with a vintage, wooden self-closing till and key cashing in at £50, an Enfield Westminster chime wall clock securing £60, and a 52-piece Hornsea Contour 1977 part-service going for £45. Furniture sales included ...
June 2, 2015
Clocks’ many duties stand the test of time
Time never stands still at the Old Time Clock Shop in Wichita. In fact, as you step into the warm confines of the small shop at 1946 W. 13th St. – the only clock store in Wichita – you can hear time move. It whirs, strikes, tick-tocks and chimes all ...
March 6, 2015
Wylam: Silent nights no longer need vicar
The automatic device means that between the hours of 11pm and 7am the Westminster chimes will not sound, although the tower’s bells will still toll the hour. Built in 1886 and dedicated to Northumbrian saint St Oswin, the church’s clock tower boasts ...
February 2, 2015
Video: Can You Hear Big Ben’s Chimes On A Radio Before You Do For Real?
in theory you should be able to hear Big Ben’s chiming on an FM radio BEFORE you do if you’re standing directly below the clock tower. But is this true? We went to Westminster Bridge to find out. To hear for yourself, it’s best to watch this video ...
September 25, 2014
Ashford-based Taskmasters workers scale Palace of Westminster to clean Big Ben
It is arguably one of the most famous clocks ... Westminster. The trained specialists all live in the area and work for the UK's leading height safety and rescue specialist company, based in Dover Place. Wearing ear defenders to protect against the chimes ...
August 20, 2014