[Bell Historians] G&J Simpson rings

Richard Offen richard.offen at o...
Wed Jun 16 16:43:35 BST 2004

> I didn't ring on the old 8 at Bowdon, were they really that bad or 
> they just suffer from having the wrong name on them and being in an
> affluent parish?
> -- 
> Colin Turner

I have spoken to several people whoi rang on the old Bowden eight, 
most of whom described them as a very pleasant, "Gilletty", style 

I think you've hit the nail on the head when you say they had the 
wrong name on them. I always remember Ken Lewis telling me "Gillett 
bells were never favoured in this area." It has to be said that, 
although they are not the easiest to ring, the replacement Taylor 
eight sound superb ...but then I like Taylor 18 cwt in E rings 
(Heptonstall, Gravesend, Ilkley, Bideford, etc., etc.)!


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