Big Ben keeps its name

You have incorrectly assumed the tower depicted at Westminster Abbey is known as Big Ben.

Editor: In the June 7 edition, the cartoon refers to Big Ben being renamed. I am appalled at the lack of information and knowledge displayed by the person who made the cartoon, the editor of the paper and the proofreaders who did not catch the glitch.

You have incorrectly assumed the tower depicted at Westminster Abbey is known as Big Ben. It isn’t. Big Ben refers to the large main bell in the tower and was so named (Big Ben). The tower itself (if it ever did have a name) is not Big Ben. Check it out online, its all available.

Bob Prest,

Langley

Editor’s note — Mr. Prest is correct. The cartoonist was making a general reference to Big Ben, which is one of London’s best-known attractions. The bell itself is not being renamed.