[Bell Historians] Oldham
kelly at m...
Wed Mar 6 21:49:25 GMT 2002
The bells at Oldham are currently unringable due to the A-frame between 5
and 6 (???) cracking. We hope that this situation will be rectified as soon
as possible. Luckily the church authorities seem keen to get them ringing
again even with the lack of a band.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Pickford" <c.j.pickford at t...>
To: <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Oldham
> It was done by Mears & Stainbank, as recorded in their daybook for 18
> 1897. The rededication took place on 14 August 1897 (Bell News 28 Aug.1897
> The original contract with Thomas Mears dated 29 December 1829 (Derek
> sent me a copy some years ago) specifies that the Mears was to "provide a
> good and substantial frame of Cast Iron, with proper bolts and fastenings
> the same, for the said Bells of the most approved pattern and onstruction
> and of sufficient strength and thickness for sustaining the said bells".
> The bells were dated 1830 and said to have been opened on 2 September
> although the papers sent to me by Derek include a handbill for the opening
> on 25 July 1836
> Presumably the original frame wasn't up to the job. But it would be
> interesting to know more about it, and about it's short-lived successor of
> Chris P
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Bryant" <djb122 at y...>
> To: "Bell Historians" <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 11:58 AM
> Subject: [Bell Historians] Oldham
> > Apparently the old bells at Oldham were rehung in a metal frame
> > (presumably with new fittings) in 1896. Does anyone know who did this,
> > or have any details.
> > David
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