[Bell Historians] Salisbury St Thomas

David Bryant david at b...
Sun Aug 8 13:23:59 BST 2004

"Initially, EH wanted to retain all of the canons. However, I made a plea on
the part of the parish that removal of the canons was the only way forward
in achieving much-needed improvements to the 'go' of these bells. This was
backed-up by Brian White who rehung the bells. Eventually, a compromise was
reached as Brian considered that he could effect the desired improvements
whilst retaining the canons on the top four bells."

And are the bells balanced timing-wise? Modern canon-retaining headstocks
replicate the dynamics of ordinary ones to a much greater degree than
earlier canon retainers, but even so bells with canon retainers are still
usually slower turning and striking than ones with ordinary stocks.


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