[Bell Historians] Wells

matthewhigby at a... matthewhigby at a...
Wed Oct 30 09:06:45 GMT 2002

In a message dated 30/10/02 00:40:43 GMT Standard Time, matthewhigby at a... 

> The tenor and 9th were rehung in 1945 (the tenor with a new headstock made 
> to the smale pattern as Sherbourne). The other bells were fitted with cast 
> iron headstocks when the 6th was recast in 1969 - hence the most recent 
> design of WBF headstocks. There is a photograph in the tower of the back 
> bells outside the Cathedral in 1891 (Blackbourne & Greenleaf are also in 
> the photo) so the bells definately left the Cathedral then. I seem to 
> remember the weight on the 1891 peal board is 57+cwt - Ill check when I 
> next go.

Sorry - it was late when I wrote this - the tenor headstock is the same 
pattern as Sherbourne (the bells are a similar size - Wells is much thicker) 
and the 6th was recast and the front nine headstocks replaced in 1964 not 

Awake again now!

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