[Bell Historians] Surfleet

David Bryant djb122 at y...
Mon Feb 25 15:44:39 GMT 2002

how many trebles are lost-wax? I knew 3-6 were. Are 1&2 as well?


Michael Wilby wrote:
> Went to Surfleet for a peal on Saturday (unfortunately miss-called) -
> not rung there for several years, and had forgotten what a fine
> sounding instrument they are, despite being a little flighty round the
> front. Ken Hesketh did a good job with the internal acoustics.
> I had a crawl round the frame afterwards - quite a tight
> installation. Two-tiers with 1,2,4,6 on top - H-frame below,
> low-sided above - and got some photos of the bells which will be
> added to the Rings of 12 site shortly. The trebles would appear to be
> lost-wax castings; the front six have bar headstocks (except the 3rd,
> which looks like it got a conventional replacement when the bells were
> rehung by Taylors in 1983). The two trebles have flange tops.
> As a result of our "ring" there, it has been propsed to hold the 2003
> final of the 12-bell contest at Surfleet - should make for an
> enjoyable day.
> Michael.
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