[Bell Historians] Re: One-bell towers

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at s...
Thu Dec 12 01:37:36 GMT 2002

OK, then *I* am confused (and apologetic). Which British tower has 
an extremely large (I dare not write "enormous") bell hung only for 
swing-chiming? On some very special occasion within the last year or 
two, it was so rung by a team of several people in the belfry.

At 01:05 +0000 2002/12/12, Ben Willetts wrote:
>>> What a shame then, that Liverpool Cathedral's bourdon bell is hung
>>> dead. I suspect this has already been mentioned many times.
>Carl Zimmerman:
>> Have you confused the Cathedral with the Municipal Buildings?
>> "Great George" in the Cathedral isn't hung dead (though it
>> doesn't swing full circle, either).
>Er, no. I haven't confused anything. Until recently I used to live in
>Liverpool and I am still a member of the Cathedral Guild of Ringers.
>Great George, the nearly-15-ton bourdon bell at Liverpool's Anglican
>Cathedral, is hung dead in a massive girder frame in the center of the
>radial concrete 13-bell-frame. It does not swing at all, and is sounded by
>a counterbalanced clapper being smacked against the inside of it (I think -
>but I am totally certain that it is hung dead!).

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