Monthly Archives: June 2013

Big Ben and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

    The iconic tower that houses the world’s most famous clock has always simply been known as the Clock Tower, but was renamed Elizabeth Tower to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Will the name catch on? I … Continue reading

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Navigating the trackless seas

  If you stand on the Thames riverside near the East India dock basin, the view south is extraordinary. In the foreground is the remarkable structure of The O2, originally the Millennium Dome. But look further into the distance, and … Continue reading

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‘I didn’t see him take anything, but they’re not here now’

  “Lost out of Mr. Garon’s shop on Monday the 14th instant, a gold watch, hook chain and seal all gold, on the dyal plate Garon London, one silver watch the name Garon London, another silver watch the name Clyet … Continue reading

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Do clocks tick you off?

In his book Confessions of an Advertising Man, originally published in 1963, David Ogilvy calls this ‘the best headline I ever wrote';   Interestingly, in a footnote he adds: “When the chief engineer at the Rolls-Royce factory read this, he … Continue reading

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