Saturday, December 2, 2006

Witechapel Bell Foundry Tour

I went on a tour of the foundry today, camera in hand. Whitechapel can trace its roots back to 1420. This world famous Bell Foundry exports bells throughout the world. The tour was conducted by Alan Hughes who is the current Director with his wife Katherine. It is still a family run business with just 25 employees occupying a site of just one third of an acre. The photos give some idea of the age of the premises and the spirit of bells and bell founding. At least to me!