The Whitechapel Bell Foundry (107)

The attached article published online by Apollo spells out the current hope for the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. It will require the various heritage agencies, including Tower Hamlets and Historic England, to come together in support of a plan to reinstate Bell making in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. It would enable not just the historic fabric […]

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry (108)

I see that the Art Newspaper is reporting the availability of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry for rent (https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/01/everything-has-a-price-estate-agent-lists-historic-foundry-that-once-cast-big-bens-bells). It’s a wonderful site and I can see that it could potentially be turned into an art gallery. But I am still hoping that the relevant heritage agencies – most notably, Historic England, Tower Hamlets and the […]

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry (104)

The Art Newspaper have just published the latest news about the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. For those, who do not have a subscription, the answer is NOTHING. After being sold in 2017 (I thought it was November 2016), and Historic England allowing, and even encouraging, it to be dismantled – one of the greatest sites of […]

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry (102)

There is a certain irony in the fact that, after more than a year since the developers were given permission by the Department for Levelling Up to turn the Whitechapel Bell Foundry into a boutique hotel, absolutely nothing has happened and the site has been left to decay. Yet, at the same time, the company […]

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The Whitechapel Bell Foundry (106)

I think it is probably worth saying that the group of people who were involved in trying to save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry between 2016 and 2021, including Adam Lowe, who has demonstrated so clearly and brilliantly through Factum Foundation and now the London Bell Foundry that it should be possible to re-establish a working […]

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry (101)

In case you think I have entirely given up on the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, I was pleased to discover a post about the sound recordings of bells cast by the Foundry held by the London Metropolitan Archive (Both Sides Now – The Curious Case Of The Whitechapel Bells – London’s Sound Heritage (wordpress.com)). Robert Jenrick […]

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry (100)

I wanted my hundredth post about the Whitechapel Bell Foundry to be an announcement that Robert Jenrick had instructed the new owner of the Bell Foundry to keep it as a Bell Foundry, something he could so easily have done. No such luck. Instead, I am posting the inscriptions on a bell I noticed recently […]

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