[Bell Historians] Windsor Castle

David Bryant djb122 at y...
Mon Apr 1 11:15:52 BST 2002

john ketteringham wrote:

> In the times today it is said that the Sebastopol bell will be tolled
> when
> the Queen Mother's coffin is taken to Windsor castle for the funeral
> service. The report goes on to say that the bell was captured at
> Sebastopol. Is this correct I had an idea it was captured from metal
> of
> canon captured at that time.

No - it's certainly a Russian bell. See Sharpe's Berkshire for details.
I thought that it was only tolled on the death of the reigning monarch.


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