[Bell Historians] Salleys
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Tue Jun 10 16:11:52 BST 2003
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "David Cawley" <dave at d...>
> There was once a time when sally, sallie, salley, solly (and
variants), dolly (etc), pussy (etc) as well a 'billy' (the thing on
the end of a Y.T.E.) got an airing in the comic, until dear old Tom
White (who took it all very seriously) wrote the dread words "This
correspondence is now closed - Ed".
The term "Dolly" was common around the Settle area in the 1900s, and
the ringers at Horton in Ribblesdale(now rehung) and Stainforth
(unringable) apparantly always called the Sallies ,Dollys-however
this name has now died out in the Settle area towers.
Was the term "Dolly" used mainly in Yorkshire?
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