The Whitechapel Bell Foundry is one of the East End’s most treasured institutions, with a history stretching back to the 16th century. The foundry made Big Ben, America’s Liberty Bell and more locally the Bow Bells. We must not let it be lost forever, which is why I encourage everyone to sign the petition to Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, demanding that Tower Hamlets council think again before they agree to this planning application. The council must prevent the developer turning this much-loved historic site into a private hotel.
So many people in the community are campaigning to save as much of the original building as possible, and to keep it as a working foundry. I am proud to support the Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry campaign, and encourage everyone to join in. Together we can save this important feature of East End life.
Sign the petition here - http://democracy.towerhamlets.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=84&RPID=22553588&HPID=22553588