The bells of Whitechapel do not refer to a church but to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
The foundry was established in 1570 and famous for making the Liberty Bell which was shipped to America in 1752 and for making the 'Clock Bells' of St Paul's cathedral in 1709.
The Great Clock of Westminster - known as 'Big Ben' is the most famous bell ever cast at Whitechapel.
The best bells were made 'at the sign of the three bells' in Whitechapel.
We are unable to trace the origins of "Two Sticks and an Apple" however the foundry produced hand bells - similar in shape to toffee apples - could be a connection.
We also know that the transportation of bells to other parts of London drew great crowds and the atmosphere was similar to that of a fair where of course toffee apples were traditionally eaten