The Whitechapel Bell Foundry

I’ve just been tipped off by a contact in Hong Kong about the appearance of a very full and even-handed article about the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in this morning’s Financial Times by James Pickford, who has managed to interview all those involved.   Historic England, who have apparently acted as paid consultants to the new owners (this surely makes it difficult for them to maintain statutory impartiality), should now press them to retain the historic parts of the foundry, which is still in a good state of preservation, as a working foundry not an ersatz wine bar:-
https://www.ft.com/content/fb9d4f78-9579-11e8-b747-fb1e803ee64e

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3 thoughts on “The Whitechapel Bell Foundry

  1. Thank you, yes that was worth a read, but not as simple to find as you think. When I click your link I am blocked by the FT web site unless and until I become a subscriber. Oddly it seems to allow the same link when clicked on a Google search page so you could try linking instead to:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=fb9d4f78-9579-11e8-b747-fb1e803ee64e

    That just gives you the standard Google results list, but the James Pickford article should be the first item and clicking that has a better chance of getting through without a subscription.

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