Thanks for posting this. I’m a great Whitechapel fan. I have been there many times. It really is a step back in time. Parts of the premises are as they were over 200 years ago. A visit to the foundry is a must for every bell enthusiast. It so happens I’m off there on Monday next to discuss my next project which is to have bells made and engraved for my three daughters and four grandchildren. I have in mind spreading it over the next few years – good excuse for more visits. They will do all sorts of little one off jobs like replacement handles or clappers. They made me a frame last year for one of their old bells I managed to find on my travels.
What a wonderful memento for your family. Please let us see the bells when you get them. My mother gave me a Whitechapel bell for my 50th birthday, and now whenever I ring it I can recall the happy times we spent together.
I shall be going to Sri Lanka in May and I plan to take some of the small Whitechapel bells with me to give as gifts to our Lions friends, and on the same principle, I hope that when they ring their bell it will remind them of the happy times we shared together.