This campaign aims to save a remnant of the former Jewish Maternity Hospital (1911-40), the Arts & Crafts building at 22 & 24 Underwood Road in Tower Hamlets, as the last example of its kind in the country and a memorial to the pioneering achievements of Alice Model, MBE.

Mother Levy's Hospital Spiltafields © Tom Ridge

Popularly known as Mother Levy’s Nursing Home, it was the first organisation in this country to provide home helps and maternity nurses and among the many generations of East Enders who came into the world within the walls of this dignified Arts & Crafts building were Alma Cogan, Arnold Wesker and Lionel Bart.

The developer has already started to demolish the building in advance of permission, but it is possible to preserve just this building and still provide new housing on the rest of the site. The petition will be presented to the developers, Peabody, and Tower Hamlets council on 29 November.

You can sign the online ‘Mother Levy’ petition here.

Please forward this request to friends to achieve 1000 signatures.

To read more about the campaign and view the building, see the Spitalfields Life blog here.

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