Bootle / old Dove

jimhedgcock jameshedgcock at h...
Tue May 20 19:03:43 BST 2003

Not good!!
--- In bellhistorians at, "Alan J.Birney" 
<fartwell2000 at y...> wrote:
> --- 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. 
> Bob 
> > Dennis' father was the Vicar. Haven't been to ring on them in 
> their 
> > 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 
> 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
> Alan

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