Whitechapel Bell Foundry

 

Whitechapel Bell Foundry  -  Picture 14

Ready to Begin Work

Whitechapel Bell Foundry  -  Ready to Begin Work

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Colour slide  -  Photographed 10 July 1996

 

Please click here to see an image created in Photoshop, based on the same colour slide.

 

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Whitechapel Bell Foundry  -  Shaping the Bell    Whitechapel Bell Foundry in East London was founded in 1420.  This was the foundry that made the Liberty Bell and Big Ben in the tower of the Houses of Parliament.  I visited the foundry several times in the mid-1990s.  At that time there were only two remaining bell foundries in Britain.

Rt Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 2   The Whitechapel Bell Foundry made bells for many of the churches around Britain, including St Andrew's & St George's church at the east end of George Street, Edinburgh.   After hanging in the church steeple for over two centuries, the bells were removed in September 2003 and returned to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry for retuning and restoration.

 

 

 

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