[Bell Historians] Re: Preston 1934

Andrew Bull a.bull at s...
Thu Jul 10 11:25:41 BST 2003

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I have the following details in my files, which would appear to be from
after the retuning:
Treble 28" 5.1.26
2nd 30" 6.0.20
3rd 32" 6.3.21
4th 33" 6.0. 6
5th 35" 7.2.17
6th 37=BD" 9.0.21
7th 41" 11.1.26
8th 43" 13.1. 5
9th 47=BD" 17.0. 0
Tenor 52=BE" 24.0.18
I do not have details of the bell subsequently recast by Whitechapel
Andrew Bull
-----Original Message-----
From: David Cawley [mailto:dave at d...]
Sent: 10 July 2003 11:05
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Re: Preston 1934
Francis Cheetham The Church Bells of Lancashire, Trans. Lancashire &
Cheshire Ant. Soc, Vol XXXVIII (1920): Manchester, 1922, pp 87-94 gives an
account of the eight bells at St John's which he visited in the period
1917-1920. They were then a complete ring of eight by Thomas Mears I 1814;
inter alia celebrating the 4th June (2nd) FOUNDATION STONE OF THIS STEEPLE
TREATY OF PEACE. At the time they all still retained their canons and hung
in a wooden frame, of which a plan is given. The whole church, including th=
tower (again) was rebuilt 1853-5.
The weights & diameters at the time were:=20
Treble 32" 7-0-4
2nd 33" 7-0-14
3rd 35" 8-0-14
4th 38" 9-2-9
5th 41" 12-0-7
6th 43" 13-1-23
7th 48" 18-0-7
Tenor 54" 25-1-14 D
Presumably canons removed and tuned to 24-0-18 when the trebles were added.
Before the above ring of 8, there was a ring of eight, tenot 20-cwt by
Rudhall, 1711-12, which it was decided to recast - but probably not done -
1762; prior to 1711 a ring of five.
It will be noted that the ring was cast long before the Battle of Waterloo;
and was first rung for Christmass 1815.
Finally, An Atlas of Bells (Ron Johnston) contains the magic phrase you've
all been waiting for (p. 147): "The other rings of ten were provided.....IN
1934 at Preston...."

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