Preserved bells

Alan J.Birney fartwell2000 at y...
Tue Apr 13 11:06:12 BST 2004

--- In bellhistorians at, "George Dawson" <George at d...> 
> > >
> > Not really related to this article, but the church at Halton, nr
> > Carnfroth, Lancs has three bells- one recast and the inscription 
> > preserved- bell hung dead with trigger action clapper (Taylor 
> > The inscription band and the other two unhung bells are preserved 
> > OF VIEW of anyone, being housed in the middle chamber of the 
> I disagree. Leaving bells on church floors is inviting theft and we 
all know
> of examples of stolen important bells. 
I can think of several churches here up north where there are 
bells on display in open churches, and they have not been stolen.
At one church, the two bells are at the back of the church are light 
(tenor about 2cwt) and would be easily shifted, the church is also 
relatively remote from other villages/towns.
At Halton, surely the two refurbishable bells up in the tower would 
be better off being re-used in that Parish, or being sold for re-use 
to another Parish, rather than being locked up for no-one to see?

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