[Bell Historians] Re: Ludlow

Susan & Christopher Dalton dalton.family at v...
Thu Aug 26 12:24:56 BST 2004

>From: "Andrew Higson, Bellmaster" <andrew_higson at t...>

> There was a huge chime barrel machine that took up a fair bit of the
> ringing 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 the porch. A new electronic system was installed to replace it, but
> with essentially the same functions. Don't ask me what the tunes were - I
> can't remember, 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 too.
[...and all done without a faculty, as was the recasting of the tenor (which
SUBSEQUENTLY got cracked by the new state-of-the-art chiming mechanism and
had to be welded). All good fun. CD]

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