The Centuries-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry

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What will happen to, “The Centuries-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry”

THE centuries-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry, premises which were closed in 2016 and sold last year to developers for several million pounds, could be bought back by a royal building-preservation charity and reopened for their original purpose.

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, established in 1570, was one of the oldest companies in the UK, and had occupied premises on Whitechapel Road since 1738 (News, 9 December 2016). It is the birthplace of Big Ben, Bow Bells, and the Liberty Bell, in Pennsylvania.

The Centuries-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Ringing the changes at the Whitechapel bell foundry.Competing plans for the world’s most famous bell foundry.


How will you support the Centuries-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry

PLEASE HELP PLEASE ACT PLEASE SIGN AIM: for Tower Hamlets Council to make it their policy to Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry as a working foundry and reject the developers’ proposal to turn it into a boutique hotel. If you live, work or study in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets please sign this petition on the council website. To trigger a debate on the subject at the next full meeting of the council on 18th September, which will give all the elected councillors the chance to express their opinions and vote on making Saving the Whitechapel Bell Foundry official council policy. Please click on the link below to sign the petition and then circulate this to all your friends, family, workmates and neighbours in the borough. There is no time to waste. The quicker there is two thousand names, the stronger the message it sends of the strength of feeling of residents on this matter.



Over 50’s working in the gig economy – join free workshop for information

This free Q&A workshop is for all over 50’s living in Tower Hamlets who are interested in finding out about self- employment in the gig ie setting up on UBER, starting your own gardening project OR becoming an experience guide: email for more information  –

These workshops are part of a Tower Hamlets initiative to help over 50’s into work or into self-employment.

Contact London City Steps for more information:, or leave your first name and a contact number on 020 8980 5868/ TEXT TO 07860021262. Workshops begin during the second week of October.


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Learn self-employment skills associated with the GIG economy. Are interested in our FREE training for over 50’s? If yes then you need to be out of work for over 12 months, residing in Tower Hamlets, have a disability, are a carer, not job ready, have all your UK citizenship papers in order (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT IS TO BE OVER 50 AND OUT OF WORK FOR 12 MONTHS)

Call us on 0208 980 5868 and leave your contact details if you wish to take part in these free TASTER workshops OR email: info@londoncitysteps.


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