George at d...
Sun Jan 11 16:55:00 GMT 2004
The canons on bell2 have all the look of a medieval set. What a shame the p=
hotos were not taken from the same level as the bells to give an idea of th=
e shape of them.
> Anne Willis has asked me to forward the following to the list. The pictur=
> are attached, and anyone who reads via the web or digest (& therefore
> doesn't get them) please email me direct if you want them.
> Two unknown bells spotted in a local shop (West Wiltshire area). The own=
> who has requested anonymity, has no idea where they came from. They were
> acquired by his late father, probably in the Bath/West Wiltshire area. C=
> anyone help with founder etc.
> Bell 1. Diameter 17=BD"; height 19" ; cast in crown staple.
> Inscription; THOMAS [decoration] HOVLDIN C W [same decoration] 16=
> [same decoration].
> The bell looks as if it has been painted at some time, and there are mark=
> round the bottom lip which made me wonder if it had been skirted.
> Photos webbell8; webbell18
> Bell 2. circumference round lip c.54"; height, 24" No inscription.
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