St Clement Danes

Richard Offen richard.offen at o...
Fri Apr 2 08:38:54 BST 2004

--- In bellhistorians at, "alan taylor" 
<alantaylor at o...> wrote:
> DLC wrote
> St Clement Danes (Westminster) were taken down and buried - but 
water was
> hosed onto the spot when the church was blitzed "to cool them 
> Not quite correct. The bell frame was destroyed and the bells 
crashed to the
> ground. Eight of the bells had been visible cracked and the 
remaining two
> were suspected of hairline fractures. To prevent pilfering, a brick 
shed was
> constructed in the base of the tower and the bells buried in sand 
within it.
> Alan Taylor

If I can remember which book on London it's in, I think I have a 
picture of the bells fallen to the bottom of the tower.


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