The first Big Ben bell was  caste and brought down from Stockton On Tees to London. It weighed 16 tons and was mounted on a trolley pulled by 16 horses. Sadly this original bell cracked during testing and was replaced by another weighing 13 tons cast in Whitechapel, London.

The first Big Ben bell was caste and brought down from Stockton On Tees to London. It weighed 16 tons and was mounted on a trolley pulled by 16 horses. Sadly this original bell cracked during testing and was replaced by another weighing 13 tons cast in Whitechapel, London.

Town Hall and Shambles Market Hall, Stockton on Tees via Wikipedia.org

Town Hall and Shambles Market Hall, Stockton on Tees via Wikipedia.org

Stockton on Tees - view of the River Tees showing Captain Cook's Endeavour.

Stockton on Tees - view of the River Tees showing Captain Cook's Endeavour.

Central Library at Stockton on Tees #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

Central Library at Stockton on Tees #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

Postcard from Stockton on Tees

Postcard from Stockton on Tees

Stockton back in the day

Stockton back in the day


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PICKFORDS HEAVY HAULAGE( stockton on tees to ici wilton)

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Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees. #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees. #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

Castlegate Quay, Stockton on Tees. Featuring the Captain Cook Endeavour and the Teesside Princess. #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

Castlegate Quay, Stockton on Tees. Featuring the Captain Cook Endeavour and the Teesside Princess. #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

Club Profile | Middlesbrough FC. Riverside Stadium. #Teesside #NorthEast #Boro

Club Profile | Middlesbrough FC. Riverside Stadium. #Teesside #NorthEast #Boro

Middlesbrough Boro banner - Middlesbrough Dazzles With Opening Day Premier League Performance. #Teesside #NorthEast

Middlesbrough Boro banner - Middlesbrough Dazzles With Opening Day Premier League Performance. #Teesside #NorthEast

ARC Theatre & Arts Centre, Stockton on Tees. #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

ARC Theatre & Arts Centre, Stockton on Tees. #Teesside #NorthEast via Wikipedia.org

Premier Inn Stockton-On-Tees / Middlesbrough: exterior views #Teesside #NorthEast

Premier Inn Stockton-On-Tees / Middlesbrough: exterior views #Teesside #NorthEast

Temenos, Middlehaven (one of the Tees Valley Giants. Anish Kapoor & Cecil Balmond 2010.

Temenos, Middlehaven (one of the Tees Valley Giants. Anish Kapoor & Cecil Balmond 2010.

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