[Bell Historians] bell-related curios

john ketteringham john.ketteringham27 at n...
Fri Feb 20 16:47:30 GMT 2004

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Lincolnshire Bells and Bellfounders records the second of six bells at Long=
Bennington as having been transferred from Towcester. This bell has the=
inscription as recorded by Mr A. Wilby.
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Saracens Head Hotel, 4 old wheels Nos 2, 3 and 4 in dining room as Chan=
deliers and Tenor on wall as decoration.

Made by Over of Rugby in about 1801 when he did a rehang I think I recall=

Also several old frame sides incorporated into the internal walls of the =
hotel but utilised upside down!

Old treble bell given by William Henchman in 1725, recast Whitechapel in =
1935 now in Lincolnshire as 5th of ring of 8 at ??
Inscription reproduced and added to on new treble of 12 at Towcester

The inscription also adapted and used on a new "Henchman" bell, given by =
Dr David Henchman of Goulborne NSW and incorpoated in the new ring of 8 in =
There are now 3 Henchman bells!

Original inscription read:

Ring boyes and keep awake
For Mr William Henchmans sake.

The present Towcester treble has the additional:

We rang sir and kept awake
And into twelve the bells did make.

The Canberra bell has yet another variation on the theme which was I thin=
k published in the RW last year. If not, and if anyone is interested it is =
on a postcard in the ringing room at Towcester.


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