[Bell Historians] German view of English ringing in 1786

David Cawley dave at d...
Tue Jul 15 16:41:04 BST 2003

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Yeah, but now both Synod and the Methodists have agreed to the Covenant, th=
at will be put right.

Whether the Methodists will adopt bells however, is a different matter. I =
think those two delicious Taylor chimes - Alfreton (10 + 2) and Grainger's =
Lane (8) and the G&J 10 bell chime at West Ham Central Mission are the only=
Methodist installations, in England anyway.

No doubt there will be a flurry of others. Meanwhile enjoy your Wesley's B=
est Bitter.

----- Original Message -----=20
From: Peter Whisker=20
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Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] German view of English ringing in 1786

This thread brought to mind a recent Sunday afternoon when I rang for (an=
d attended) a John Wesley 300th anniversary meeting at St. Peter's Chertsey=
(which is an LEP Shared church).
Apparently, according to the speaker, the great man used to speak out aga=
inst the evils of drinking tea - he himself far preferring to drink beer.
Clearly the Methodists got the message a bit wrong somewhere along the li=
----- Original Message -----=20
From: David Cawley=20
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com=20
Sent: Tuesday 15 July 2003 14:00
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] German view of English ringing in 1786

Clearly a teetotaller. There is usual alternative liquid entertainment=
available nearby, sufficient of which would have rendered him insensible t=
o the 'noise'.


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