Whitechapel Bell Foundry (21)

Of the many photographs taken the day before yesterday by Andrew Baker, the semi-official photographer, of Rory Stewart’s visit to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, I like this one the best, because it expresses his empathetic understanding of the potential fate of the Bell Foundry, now stripped out and in deep danger of being turned into a boutique hotel, instead of, as he would like – revived, revitalised, and allowed to flourish for the protection and preservation of the crafts as an active part of the life of the local community:-


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