I have stopped commenting recently on the fate of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry because I thought there was nothing left to say as we await with trepidation the decision of Tower Hamlets planning committee, now delayed, apparently because of the discovery of Roman remains under the Foundry.
But out of the blue, the Daily Mail has just published a succinct and pithy summary of the importance of the Foundry and the risk that it might be turned into ‘a prospective party pad for hedge-funders in search of a poolside mojito’.
The only thing missing from this account is that Historic England, the government agency responsible for the preservation of historic building, is supporting the Foundry’s destruction.
Maybe with the support of the Daily Mail, a few MPs might look into why this should be.
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Thank you, Charles, for all your efforts to keep the jewels of our community alive. And hats off to the Daily Mail for supporting the East End in this important preservation.
And not sure if you have mentioned Gillian Darley’s excellent piece in Apollo current issue
Yes, you’re right – very good and well informed about Historic England. Charles