[Bell Historians] Re: Ludlow

Andrew Higson, Bellmaster andrew_higson at t...
Wed Aug 25 14:31:01 BST 2004

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There was a huge chime barrel machine that took up a fair bit of the ringin=
g chamber which functioned as described. When JT rehung the bells we helped=
the parish by lowering the chime barrel to the ground - I last saw it in t=
he porch. A new electronic system was installed to replace it, but with ess=
entially the same functions. Don't ask me what the tunes were - I can't rem=
ember, except that they were well know hymn tunes. There is also a keyboard=
so you can play your own - oh, yes - and it can ring a couple of methods =

----- Original Message -----=20
From: Richard Offen=20
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com=20
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:15 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: Ludlow

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, John Camp <camp at b...> wrote:
> Inspired by the recent outbreak of A.E. Housman in the RW, I have=20
> renewing my acquaintance with "A Shropshire Lad". The poem "The
> Recruit" contains the following verse:
> "Or come you home of Monday
> When Ludlow Market hums
> And Ludlow chimes are playing
> 'The conquering hero comes'.
> This gives the impression that Ludlow had chimes which varied from=20
> to day. As a matter of interest, does anyone know whether this is=20
> Housman wasn't known for his literal accuracy about Shropshire.
> Indeed, some people say he never set foot in the county.
> John Camp

Wonderful, melancholy poems!

Yes, Ludlow has had a carillon machine for many years - not sure what=20
tunes it plays, or when it was installed, though!


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