The Friday File-The Girl that offered to do the “BONG” for London’s Big Ben

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One of the most iconic sights in London England is the Houses of Parliament and the clock tower. The chimes in the tower are called “Big Ben”. The Indy 100 notes that when the chimes were to be silent while renovation work was being done, a letter was received from an eight year old girl who offered to “shout “BONG” before the  BBC news comes on while the bells are out of action”.

BBC News actually responded to this girl’s concern.

Re. Big Ben’s Bongs (lack of).

“Dear Miss Hanson,

Thank you for your letter and your very imaginative idea about what to do when Big Ben falls silent for repairs early next year. Some of the cleverest and most important people at the BBC are scratching their heads, wondering quite what to do….

So it would be quite a task for you, doing the Bongs: you’d have to…

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