[Bell Historians] Bromham, Wilts

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Mon Mar 17 11:33:10 GMT 2003

David Bryant <djb122 at y...> wrote :

> > L&J cast two bells for Broughton Gifford in 1850, one of which may still be
> there.
> I expect Whitechapel actually cast them - most of l&J's early bells were
> cast by either them or Taylor's. At St John's Glastonbury the old 4th
> stated 'Peter Llewellin made me', when it was actually a Whitechapel
> bell. The old 7th was another early L&J bell, although who cast this one
> is uncertain. Sadly both bells were scrapped in the 'restoration' of the
> early 1990s, which was a total disaster from every point of view - the
> old bells were apparently a majestic although rather tough-going eight.
> The present bells sound vile and don't go especially well either.
> David
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