Tagged: Whitechapel Bell Foundry
So Long, Whitechapel Bell Foundry
December 2, 2016
by the gentle author
It is with deep regret that I announce the closure of Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the world’s most famous bell foundry and Britain’s oldest manufacturing company. Below you can read my interview with Alan Hughes, the last in a line of bell founders stretching back to 1420, who will retire next year at sixty-eight years old when the foundry closes in May 2017 and the building is sold – meanwhile, negotiations for the future ownership of the business are underway…
Sorry, I forgot to add the link! http://spitalfieldslife.com/2016/12/02/so-long-whitechapel-bell-foundry/
This is a shock and very bad news. I hope someone buys it and continues the wonderful works there for years to come.
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