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    • #25014
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      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…

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    • #25015
      Carolyn Whitlock
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    • #25016
      nightflier51
      Participant

      This is a shock and very bad news. I hope someone buys it and continues the wonderful works there for years to come.

    • #25020
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Bell tolls for world’s oldest foundry – which made Big Ben and the Liberty Bell – despite attempts to keep business afloat with Downton effect…

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/02/britains-oldest-bell-foundry-cast-big-ben-close/

    • #25318
      DavidE
      Keymaster

      Final tower bells cast at Whitechapel …
      http://www.whitechapelbellfoundry.co.uk/news.htm

    • #27362
      nightflier51
      Participant

      I was hoping that someone would buy the foundry and cast stuff other than bells but yet keep it open as a bell foundry and fill what orders that may come in. Special bell smaller could be cast there and im sure people would buy them as collectables etc. They could make stuff in demand other than bells to keep the foundry going yet also cast bells and the foundry would have thrived.

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