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From: Ian Newman <>
Subject: Re: LONDON-D Digest V99 #1037
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 01:27:02 +0800
At 11:04 25/07/99 +0100, wrote:
>St Mary Le Bow church in Cheapside in the City of London has within it
>the famous 'Bow Bells'. Any one who is born within the sound of these
>church bells is considered to be a true cockney. The church was
>nearly destroyed by bombs in 1941. The bells have been recast and
>were restored in 1961.
Unlike here in Western Australia, where we have for reasons unknown
been either given or aquired the old bells from St Martins in the Field.
Our local Premier, a Richard Court has seen fit to spend out copious
amounts of money proposing to house them in a huge monstrosity of a
bell tower that will almost certainly spoil the Perth City skyline, despite
protests from a large contingent of the community (where the money
should be spent on more essential requirements like hospitals, etc.).
When it's built, we already have a name locally for it.
You Londoners have Big Ben - we have Big Dick.
(Dick for Richard, naturally)
Armadale, Western Australia
on a c-c-cold night
FOWLER, (Leytonstone, Middlesex)
HARVERSON, (Lowestoft, [Suffolk])
JENKIN, (Bodmin/Wadebridge, [Cornwall])
ST.CLAIR (Kinloch Rannoch/Aberdeen, [Scotland])
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