Whitechapel Foundry's Future

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  1. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    What will happen to the famous foundry where Big Ben and the Liberty Bell were cast is unclear as campaigners propose continuing it as a working foundry while the owner plans to turn it into a hotel and artists' workshop.

    Bid to save Big Ben bell foundry
     
  2. Les harland

    Les harland Registered User

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    I hope they succeed in reopening it
    It is a very interesting place, tours round it were always over subscribed
    Two of the most famous bells in the world were cast there
     
  3. novicetimekeeper

    novicetimekeeper Registered User

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    I thought the original plan was to move the business to modern premises and retain the building for development? I think the current location had cost and practical issues for the longevity of the business. I'm sorry to hear that didn't happen.
     

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