I have been trying without success so far to load an article written by the Gentle Author on the back page of the January issue of The World of Interiors. It describes the many campaigns he’s involved with – not just the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, but Bishopsgate Goosdsyar, Arnold Circus, and now a standardly bad shopping mall off Brick Lane. He is amazing. Then I happened to come across a picture he had posted of Spitalfields Market in 1933 from someone in Russia. If the Secretary of State turns down the planning application for the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, as he surely must, it will be more than anything thanks to the Gentle Author’s tirelessly effective grassroots guerilla campaigning.
I love this characteristically unexpected Christmas image he re-posted:-