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Did you know that the townís John Taylor Bell Foundry of Freehold Street in Loughborough is the largest in the world and is responsible for making the countryís biggest bell - the Great Paul which weighs 17 tonnes - which rings out from St Paulís in London? The business began in 1784, moving to Loughborough in 1839. They also made Great George, the 14-tonne giant at Liverpool Cathedral which is Britainís next largest.

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