Heritage at two Ports.(34)

Statue of Liberty- New York-USA-(34).

Southampton Civic Centre Clock Tower

Statueof Liberty, New York, donated by France-dedicated 28th. October 1886. A symbol of freedom & democracy”.  Height- 305 feet 6 inches; weight- 225 tons; Public access via. 154 internal steps ( no lift ).

 Southampton’s Civic Centre -Clock Tower. Height-215- internal steps; nine bells-largest- ‘Solent Chimes’-3.5 tons. Tune played-‘O God our help in ages past’. ( Every 4 hours). Clock face- 11- feet across.  Architect- E.Berry Webber, A.R.B.A., -1929/1939. Much appreciation is due to former Mayor- Sir Sydney Guy Kimber for his vision & drive.

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