Having a play with bells at The Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Last week we had the pleasure of going to down to meet Kathryn Hughes, one of the Directors of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in East London. Becky had met her at the Music Education Expo earlier in the year and was wowed by the amazing bells on display.

We arranged a meeting with the lovely and very knowledgeable Kathryn, who very kindly let us play on and showed us a range of hand bells that might be suitable for The Rig and we learnt about some of the amazing craftsmanship that goes into making these unique and world class instruments.

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The Whitechapel Bell Foundry has been going for 500 years and is England’s oldest manufacturing business. It also made the Big Ben Bell. How impressive! We can’t wait to work with these guys in the future and look forward to the day that we can adorn The Rig with these wonderful instruments!