[Bell Historians] Bedale

Mike Chester mike at m...
Mon Jun 2 08:22:45 BST 2003

Can anyone confirm that Bedale was the lucky recipient of the first 
ever Outhwaites bellrope? 

I rang there in the mid-80s, (on the day Sunderland AFC had to win at 
Liverpool to stay in the First Division - they did, but Liverpool had 
already won the championship! ;-) ), the tenor had a newish rope with 
a tail end turned back only a few inches as there was not enough rope 
beneath the sally. I'm fairly sure that I was told it was the first, 
or at least one of the first, bellropes to come out of Hawes.


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