[Bell Historians] Yellow spots

Richard Offen richard at ...
Thu Aug 11 10:30:49 BST 2005

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Andrew Aspland" 
<aaspland at y...> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me why Askrigg and Aysgarth have yellow spots 
> on the floor in the ringing room where the bell ropes fall?
> I imagine they are a useful guide as to where to stand or where to 
put a
> box! At Burley, Leeds, for a while we had a wooden marker under 
each rope
> hole. This was to encourage ringers to stand accurately under the 
> holes to avopid wearing the ropes on this (very) low-ceilinged ring.
> Andrew

It's obviously a Yorkshire 'thing': Frank Green, the one-time owner 
of Treasurer's House in York, had brass studs put in the floor of 
every room to ensure that all furniture was returned to its exact 
spot after cleaning!



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