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Owners of the famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry where Big Ben was cast reveal it is to close on their retirement, ending a connection with the East End dating back more than 250 years 

MailOnline Friday, 2 December 2016
Owners of the famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry where Big Ben was cast reveal it is to close on their retirement, ending a connection with the East End dating back more than 250 years An entry in the Guinness Book of Records lists the Whitechapel Bell Foundry as Britain's oldest manufacturing company, having been established in 1570, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
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