john.ketteringham27 at n...
Wed May 19 13:00:38 BST 2004
I presume you didnt see my earlier email Anne perhaps because I changed the
subject to one which to me seemed more appropriate! I dont think there
has been an earlier recorded instance of stays for setting a bell. Of
course as I am sure you know there are earlier records of stays for bracing
a bell wheel.
See Change Ringing Vol 1 where it is recorded on page 57 that A more likely
reference [to stays for setting a bell] occurs in the Lincoln accounts for
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