[Bell Historians] Heaviest six

khsbelring at a... khsbelring at a...
Tue Jun 24 19:45:06 BST 2003

Hexham Abbey in Northumberland had a reputed 70cwt. six of which the back 
three may have been cast in 1401. By the year 1739 the bells are chronicled as 
being " broken and in great disorder " Thomas Lester cast a new eight in 1742. 
For bell historians it is interesting to note that three of the subsequent 
eight had the name Alfred S. Lawson ( Whitechapel ) on them. How many other bells 
have Lawsons name. ??
Howard E. J. Smith

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