[Bell Historians] Trinity Marine

matthewhigby at a... matthewhigby at a...
Wed Nov 19 18:51:35 GMT 2003

In a message dated 19/11/03 17:55:52 GMT Standard Time, ScottPAyers at a... 

> Hi all,
> I found this page about Trinity Marine about a week ago. They sent thisto 
> me.
> Right Scott we have 3 bells left 1943, 1944,1945 approx. weights are 170kg. 
> All the bells have a little wear and a few rough edges. As for the notes we 
> do not have the equipment to suspend them but as you could imagine they are 
> very heavy and thick walled which should produce a great sound. As far asI 
> know they were bought in a sale so history is a little difficult. Hope this 
> helps regards Richard at Trinity Marine
> Would be a shame if they disappeared,
> Scotty

These bells are the last few remaining of the batch discovered by Dave Kelly 
over a year ago - two of them are still listed (with notes) on the Keltek 
Trust "Bells available list". The reason that these were left is because the owner 
wanted more money for these three because they were cast during WW2 - the 
other bells in the batch were cheaper (about £450 + VAT from memory) and were 
cast later, therefore they had less wear/damage. We had one pass through the 
works which had never been used, the tuning marks were shiny and there was still 
moulding loam on the inside!

Having seen these three bells, they were not the best examples and are 
certainly not worth what they are asking for them - the 1944 bell may be cracked 
(again from memory).


Matthew Higby & Co Ltd,
Church Bell Engineers.
Jasmine Cottage,
The Street,
BA3 4HN.
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