Bootle / old Dove

Alan J.Birney fartwell2000 at y...
Tue May 20 12:00:41 BST 2003

--- In bellhistorians at, "jimhedgcock" 
<jameshedgcock at h...> wrote:
> 13cwt.
> I rang there several times in the early 1960's and remember them 
> being better than some of the 'conventional' bells in the area. 
> Dennis' father was the Vicar. Haven't been to ring on them in 
> new home, but the comments I have heard about the octave are not 
> good.

As someone who has no connection with the Merseyside Bell 
Restoration Group, I have to say that I was impressed with the back 
six at Hale, and I liked the entire eight when I rang on them.
The people concerned with the restoration project did very well with 
what they had to work with and I understand they had a very small 
budget. The bell Restoration group acheived what they set out to do-
restore a set of steel bells that were in a scrapyard and hang them 
in a bell-less church. What the pre fire Dobson six were like, I 
have no idea


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