[Bell Historians] Temporary local foundries

Andrew Wilby andrew at w...
Tue Apr 27 17:32:12 BST 2004

> > In the 18th century one of the Bilbies cast a set of bells near the
> > somewhere in Dorset, simply because the transport of a ring would have
> > presented great problems.
> >
> > Anne Willis
> >

The first modern engineered and metalled road since the Romans was The
London - Holyhead road, the Watling St built by Telford in around 1825-30.
Before that heavy transport was either a summer only occupation or it went
by water.

Briant of Hertford had his foundry adjacent the Lea Navigation and his bells
turn up all over the place wherever there is water. Honolulu being an
excellent example!


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