[Bell Historians] Re: G & J
richard at s...
Wed Oct 27 10:59:40 BST 2004
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "David Cawley" <dcawley at w...>
> £68 for a full 1928 G&J Catalogue sounds pretty reasonable to me, I
would go up to a ton. They are fairly bulky, loose leaf affairs with
sections on Bells in general, Ringing Peals, Chimes, Carillons and
Clocks, pages inserted as required. The last M&S (1891) catalogue I
bought was £80; I did not begrudge this as my 1895, 1912, 1919 and
1570-1920 ones were all given by benefactors, as were my early Taylor
ones and even that of Llewellins & James!
> Returning to Gillett & Johnston: I went to the recent 160th
Anniversary Service in Croydon Parish Church and thoroughly enjoyed
the occasion and the champagne reception afterwards. The Coombes
family, who own G&J (Clocks) Ltd now certainly gave credit where it
was due. Lady Price (nee Rosemary Johnston) was present and a
photographic display on bells was surmounted by an impressive
likeness of the Great Man himself. Altogether a worthwhile and
nostalgic occasion - a pity more of the ringing fraternity were not
> I am doing a write up for the RW.
The Ringing World advert said "by invitation", so I assume lots of
ringers, as I did, thought it was just that and didn't go!
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