JULY 2003


Last weekend, eleven members of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry staff decamped to the 2003 Ringing Roadshow, the industry's biannual trade show. It was held this year at the Lincolnshire Showground, some 4 miles or so outside Lincoln, and we took 12,000 feet of floorspace (see below) to display our wares and the wide variety of services we can offer covering all aspects of bellfounding, bellhanging, frame design, tuning of new and old bells, handbells, handchimes, clock bells, cup bells, ship's bells, door bells, etc. We also did a brisk trade in the range of WBF merchandising we offer.

The WBF sales 

Something produced specially for this roadshow was a rig (see below) from which were hung four bells (also specially cast for the occasion) demonstrating that we can cast bells to many different profiles. These four represented our new style, old style (cast with canons), Gillett & Johnston, and major third profiles. All were fitted with lever-action clappers and could be rung by those at the roadshow, as they were, frequently and loudly.

The ringing rig,
complete with banner

A close up of 
the ringing rig

Some additional photos:

Our bell hanger's truck,
complete with a variety of
items he installs

The WBF banner was
prominently displayed

News Archive:
June 2003:
September 2002:
Late-August 2002:
August 2002:
April 2002:
February 2002:
September 2001:
May 2001:
February 2001:
December 1999:
Ringing Roadshow, 2003
New York: The 9-11 Bell Dedication
The 1881 Libel Case
Casting the 9-11 Bell
Another Liberty Bell
A Big Wheel
Open Day 2001 (with photos)
Historic Finds at the Foundry
Open Day 2000 (with photos)
Masham and the Millennium

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