Whitechapel Bell Foundry, MD Alan Hughes

Whitechapel Bell Foundry, MD Alan Hughes

London Olympic Opening Ceremony’s Historic American Connection

Oscar winning director Danny Boyle’s plan for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony includes the ringing of a giant bell that will dwarf London’s other famous bell; Big Ben.

But, what many people watching will not know is the more than 250 year old relationship between the Olympic Bell and its American cousin; the Liberty Bell.

Our digital media team visited the Whitechapel Bell Foundry and spoke with Managing Director Alan Hughes: