[Bell Historians] Liverpool Cathedral Bells
dickon.love at a...
Wed Jun 30 09:51:34 BST 2004
> Before you run off castigating Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the truly
great architect of Liverpool Cathedral, you should remember that he
was a personal friend of A A Hughes. Both were men of integrity and
humility. Both, and also Paul Taylor, the founder of 'Great George',
warned the Cathedral authorities of the consequences which would
attend the placing of such enormousd quantities of bell metal within
such vast spaces surrounded by so much concrete and with so little
enclosure for the ringers.
Surely the problem is not the amount of metal. Even a small ring of
bells would be inaudible and lost in that cavern of a tower. The
suggestion to have housed the bells in an internal structure sounds
quite a sensible one to me. I understand that a recent analysis of
the problem has been commissioned and undertaken although I don't
know what the recommendations were.
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