[Bell Historians] Re: G&J Simpson rings

Susan & Christopher Dalton dalton.family at v...
Sat Jun 5 09:00:04 BST 2004

>From: "jimhedgcock" <jameshedgcock at h...>

> '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.
[I don't have all the details at my fingertips but the ring at Oakham is
1911, not 1910. It was well reported in RW at the time. The tenor broke in
December 1923 (RW report). CD]

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