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Fri May 21 14:01:36 BST 2004

In 1972/3 when the bells were rung, Chris Dalton quite rightly says that it 
was felt that with the six bells being rung, it might cause tower damage. The 
problem seemed to be, that as a light Gillett six ( 6-2-23 ) they actually rang 
very well, but at what might be called their normal ringing speed of say 2-45 
peal time the tower was certainly affected. At a peal speed of 3-30 there was 
no movement. To all intents and purposes they would not normally be rung slow 
enough to allow full circle ringing. In spite of the long rope draught they 
went like the proverbial clappers as far as I remember. Howard E. J. Smith

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