- Two of the world’s most famous bells have been cast here, Big Ben in Westminster and the Liberty Bell in the US.
- Big Ben was cast on Saturday 10th April 1858 and weighs just over 13 tons.
- The Liberty Bell was cast in 1752, arriving in America in September of that year. It is stated that after it was hung, on the first strike, it cracked.
- Much controversy surrounds the Liberty Bell but in 1976, the Whitechapel Foundry was commissioned to cast another bell, the Bicentennial Bell, which now has pride of place in Philadelphia.
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