Whitechapel Bell Foundry (57)

It’s a busy morning for the Bell Foundry. I have just been rung up by someone who wants to attend the hearing and has been informed that it is now full up. This is very strange since it is not a live hearing where there would of course be limitations of space. It is being done online. So, why can’t the hearings be streamed live ? It sounds a bit like the track and trace system, where you can get a test only providing you drive to Inverness. I hope the Planning Inspectorate will make the necessary change and live stream the hearings as soon as possible, because there will be many people who want to watch how Tower Hamlets defends itself from allowing an American venture capitalist to asset strip one of its most important sites of historic preservation next door to a mosque.


2 thoughts on “Whitechapel Bell Foundry (57)

  1. Leslie Hills says:

    Dear Charles, I must assure you that there is no need to travel to Inverness. In Edinburgh there is a walk through testing centre fifteen minutes from Waverley station and a drive through at the airport. I am watching your incremental success re the Whitechapel Bell Foundry with interest. You may remember I told you of the peal in St Andrews Church on George Street in Edinburgh. I recently came across an article in a 2006 copy of The Ringing World (complete with boozy bellringers) which you may find interesting.

    Click to access 2006-11-29-Ss-AG-Restoration-Article.pdf

    I think it makes clear that without the Whitechapel Bell Foundry these historic peals will fall silent.

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