Edinburgh bells

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford at t...
Thu May 22 19:32:08 BST 2003

It may be a bit more interesting than just respect for the past. William Mears got evicted from the foundry after Chapman's death, and Robert Patrick (who had married Lester's daughter) took over for a while. Mears worked from a foundry in Gold Square for a while until returning to take over Whitechapel and continue the succession after Patrick failed. I think that Mears was especially keen to emphase continuity with "the old firm" because of all this

This is all from memory, but I covered this a bit in the article I wrote on Edward Simmons (the bellhanger who hung the Edinburgh bells) for RW 1992 pp.1199-120. 


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