Restoring Galleywall School’s bell to Bermondsey

We visited Galleywall School on Monday to meet Simon Adams from Taylor’s of Loughborough. With the closure of the Whitechapel bell foundry, 18th century Taylor’s is the last remaining in the country. HOLT has given a grant to restore the school’s bell – lost during WWII – so that pupils can ring it to start the school day. Our expedition involved climbing over three sets of roof ladders, squeezing into the belfry and careful measurements… the next stage will be the casting of an 18 inch bell at the Loughborough foundry.