Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Many EMAS members will remember Tony MacKenna, who was the conservator for
the Department of Greater London Archaeology. Sadly, Tony died in October 2012.
The most important project of his career was the excavation and restoration of the Winchester Palace Roman wall painting. Tony had published a detailed account of the work on his own website, but that website will not remain.
The material has, therefore, been transferred to the Archaeology in Europe website. You can find it at:
The work is sure to be of considerable interest to Romanists and Conservators alike.
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34 Bellchapel Road, London E1 1DY
Saturday, 12th January 2013
A tour of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry has been arranged for the New Year. The casting of bells was thought to have begun in 1570, though it is now believed that there was activity as far back as 1420, in the reign of Henry V.
Over the centuries the Bell Foundry’s main function has been the manufacture of church bells for change ringing in Britain, in the Commonwealth and even in St Petersburg, Russia. The most famous bells from Whitechapel Bell Foundry are Big Ben (1858) and the Liberty Bell (1752). Also included are the fixtures and fittings associated with the installation of bells in church towers. A fifth of the output is the making of handbells.
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