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Save Norton Folgate exhibition calls for the protection of period buildings

Save Norton Folgate exhibition calls for the protection of period buildings

Culture
Exhibition at the “time capsule” museum Dennis Severs House showcases a campaign to stop the demolition of 18th century housing in Spitalfields and Shoreditch. By Alex Leonards. Sub-edited by Jaideep Vaidya.  Dennis Severs House is a modest “time capsule” museum which stands amongst a picturesque street of 18th century terraced housing in Tower Hamlets, Spitalfields. The showcase inside is to aid the Save Norton Folgate campaign by The Spitalfields Trust, who want to stop the  “threat to and plight of the liberty of Norton Folgate.” This is where property management company British Land plan to demolish 75 per cent of the existing period buildings. British Land plan to build offices, retail and residential property within an area of 320,000 square feet, across two acres. The area will