Whitechapel Bell Foundry

We were tipped off that a concert was being held in the big industrial space added to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in the late 1970s after the then GLC historic buildings division had intervened to prevent development of the site on the grounds that it was such ‘a unique and important living industry where crafts essentially unchanged for 400 years are practised by local craftsmen’.

It makes a great and atmospheric space for a concert of avant garde music, but the audience was perhaps oblivious of the fact that the space we were sitting in is soon to be demolished to make way for the entrance foyer of a boutique hotel:-


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