[Bell Historians] Re: G&J Simpson rings

Richard Offen richard.offen at o...
Sun Jun 6 08:53:16 BST 2004

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "jimhedgcock" 
<jameshedgcock at h...> wrote:
> > 
> > I hadn't noticed that VERY unfair comment from Mr Aspland ...I'd 
> play 
> > Bow off against Leeds Parish Church any day!
> > 
> > R
> And I would say that there are modern Whitechapel rings of bells in 
> the City of London that are even better than Bow. But I would rank 
> Leeds better than Bow!
> Went to Evesham again yesterday on an outing. The conclusion by 
> present was that they are amazing. Pristine Yorkshire Royal on the 
> back ten was an absolute delight.
> Worcester Cath., Pier Head, Town Hall and Evesham are in a class of 
> their own. Discuss!

Absolutely right, those you mention are superb, but it was very 
disingenuous of Andrew to imply that Whitechapel have produced 
nothing good! The are fine rings around from all three of the major 
foundries of the 20th century and it makes me very cross when people 
write off rings of bells because they have the 'wrong name' on! 

I won't take up list with my story of a well known ringer's first 
visit to the new bells of Canterbury Cathedral, but suffice to say he 
thought they were magnificent ...until he discovered they were by 
Whitechapel and not Taylors!


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