[Bell Historians] Digest Number 506

Neil Skelton neil.tcct at v...
Mon Sep 15 08:24:56 BST 2003

Dear Lorraine

Welcome to TCCT!

REVELSTOKE: There is no guide book as such but a two-sided A4 sheet compiled
some years ago by a local. I have a copy and will send it to you.

PRINCETOWN: A fairly recent vesting and, to date, no guide book. I seem to
recall that someone is down to do it in preparation for the opening of the
church, which is probably at least two years off. Sarah's excellent 'potted
history' on page 20 of the 2000-2001 Review & Report (with colour photo)
might be of interest to Mr Clayton. There should be spare copies in London.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Willetts" <ben at b...>
To: <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Digest Number 506

> Andrew Bull:
> > That having been said, [Chris Dalton's] descriptions of bells
> > in his Dorset books adds a whole new dimension to the survey.
> > I am now desperate to have a ring at Bagshot, Surrey, after
> > Dalton's description of them ... 3rd pretty good, 4th weird,
> > 6th good, 7th pretty good but old-style-ish, tenor extraordinary".
> Those descriptions by themselves seem rather useless. "Pretty good" under
> what criteria? What do "weird" or "extraordinary" tell us? Are they good
> sounds or bad sounds? Perhaps the tenor sounds like someone revving a car
> engine - that would certainly be extraordinary.
> As it happens, Bagshot is in my Guild, and I've rung a peal there. The
> tenor sounds bad, reminiscent of a tin bath perhaps, but I wouldn't call
> "extraordinary". Lots of bells sound crap.
> Ben
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