Case study: Saving the last major bellfoundry in Britain

Saving the Last Major Bellfoundry

November members' skill-share

25/11/2020 - 25/11/2020
Introductory, General Interest, Members only
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

Free (SPAB members only)

Event details

Saving the Last Major Bellfoundry in Britain

25 November 2020, 13.30-14.30

This session of our members' skill-share, led by member Patricia Forero-Senior, will provide a brief introduction to the history of John Taylor & Co in the town of Loughborough. It will also look at how the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust, with the help of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and other funding bodies, plans to ensure that the craft of bell founding in Britain is not lost.


About the speaker

Patricia Forero-Senior is an accredited AABC Conservation Architect with a Master’s degree in Building Conservation from the University of York and a Master’s degree in Building History from the University of Cambridge. During her career, Patricia has worked with many stakeholders and clients in a wide variety of historic buildings, with special emphasis on buildings at risk in the latter years.


About the skill-share: Run by members for members, these short and informal online sessions are a great way to learn from the expertise and experience of your fellow historic building enthusiasts. We are really grateful to everyone who has volunteered to lead a session so far. If you are interested in leading a session please get in touch with our membership team: membership[at]

These sessions are only available to SPAB members, so you will need to log in to the website in order to register. Please get in touch if you don't have a log in set up yet.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online session and will be held via a webinar platform called Zoom. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. 

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

Image credit: Patricia Forero-Senior