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Fri Jan 23 22:52:05 GMT 2004
While browsing through Morris' Towers and Bells of Britain looking
for something else I came across the following on page 235:
Rogate, Sussex, St. Bartholomew's . . . This is one of the very first
peals cast and tuned on the Simpson principle. Cast by J. Taylor and
Co. for the late Canon Simpson during his rectorship of the parish,
1904 . . .
Elphick gives the tenor inscription as:
S. PAUL [stop] BRIANVS ELDRIDGE MEE FECIT * RT * B B * 1624
Recast 1904 by John Taylor in commemoration
of the work in behalf of church bells of
the Rev Arthur Barwick Simpson 1876 - 1900
Rector of Fittleworth
The third is inscribed:
et in memoriam A.B.S
Part of the fourth's inscription reads:
Arthur Hume Simpson * Vicar
Rather a good memorial I thought to Simpson: I guess Arthur Hume
Simpson was a relative - his son?.
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