G&J Simpson rings

jimhedgcock jameshedgcock at h...
Thu Jun 3 20:54:34 BST 2004

 'Time in Rutland' gives the recasting date of Oakham as 1910. 
This 'light' tenor broke into two pieces whilst being raised for 
ringing. The crown remained bolted to the headstock. 'Time in 
Rutland' also states that the broken tenor AND damaged seventh were 
returned to G&J for recasting with added metal, hence the 'heavy' 
tenor listed in 'Dove'. There is also a photo of the broken tenor and 
its replacement in 1924. The Peterborough Guild Inventory makes no 
mention of the seventh being recast. The board in the ringing room 
makes no reference to any recasting.

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