[Bell Historians] Interesting bells for sale on website

Mrthigby at a... Mrthigby at a...
Thu May 29 15:51:40 BST 2003

In a message dated 29/05/2003 15:08:14 GMT Daylight Time, zen16073 at z... 

> What is interesting is that Bill Butler makes no mention of hemi-spherical
> handbells by Dunn, only ones by Wells of Aldbourne, and James Burrough of
> Devizes. Hemisphereical bells were more commonly used as sheep bells, and
> there are still people who remember their pleasant sound, as opposed to the
> clonk of a nail in a tin which became increasingly common.
> AW

There is a similar set on the ringing room wall at St Mary's Nottingham. A 
set on 12 from memory. There was a peal rung on them a while ago.

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