[Bell Historians] Curfew
peter at w...
Thu Jun 26 19:28:05 BST 2003
Interestingly, this is very similar to the Chertsey Curfew (of Blanche
Heriot / "Hang on the Bell Nellie" fame)
The bell is rung up, then rung for approximately 5 mins (usually 50 slow
strokes to the balance) and then rung down and chimed one stroke for each
day of the month.
We have a rota of ringers to do this which makes the task a little easier. I
see from the responses that a number are rung electrically (which seems like
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From: "john ketteringham" <john.ketteringham at n...>
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Curfew
> Burgh le Marsh
> The bell is rung up to the balance and rung full-circle for the length of
> time which it takes to recite Psalm 130 ( Out of the deep have I called
> thee, O Lord). The bell is then rung down and chimed one stroke for each
> of the month.
> The curfew at Burgh was rung until very recently when the ringer
> moved away from the town. I don't know if anyone has taken over the task.
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