[Bell Historians] Re: Liverpool Diocese

awillis179 awillis179 at y...
Thu Mar 13 18:34:23 GMT 2003

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Alan J.Birney" 
<fartwell2000 at y...> wrote:
> --- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, Andrew Bull <a.bull at s...> 
> wrote:
> > Good luck to all those who are carrying out County/Diocescan 
> surveys.
> > 
> > However, it seems there will now be something of a problem to 
> those
> > engaged in such activities now - namely, Whitechapel's 
> to allow
> > access to their records. Until this situation changes, it will 
> very
> > difficult to publish a full and complete survey of any area.
> > 
> > Andrew Bull
> > 
> > 
> I cannot speak for anyone else, but I dont think lack of 
> access to any foundries or bellhangers records will make much of a 
> difference to anyone surveying a particular area as the 
> do not always have the relevant information, for eample bells that 
> have scrapped, or bells that have been transfered to another 
> church,etc.
> I would be interested to know if any foundry has supplied a list 
> their work in a certain area to an indevidual.
> Personally, I think that to do a survey properly you have to 
> personally look at the bell(s) and communicate with people in the 
> parish-it is surprising how much CORRECT local information is 
> sometimes available.
> A

If you are doing a survey should you not be looking at 
parish/diocesan/local history records too
A Willis

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