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.

Preston Park Stockton on Tees UK

Preston Park Stockton on Tees UK. I used to take my daughter here when she was small.

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

File:Town Hall and Shambles Market Hall, <b>Stockton on Tees</b>.

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.

Stockton on Tees

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

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

PICKFORDS HEAVY HAULAGE( stockton on tees to ici wilton)

PICKFORDS HEAVY HAULAGE( stockton on tees to ici wilton)

Stockton back in the day

Stockton back in the day

HM Bark Endeavour

HM Bark Endeavour

Down by the riverside at Stockton #art

Down by the riverside at Stockton

Outside Splash in Stockton #gym

Outside Splash in Stockton

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