[Bell Historians] Re: Bixley, Norfolk
richard at s...
Wed Feb 23 23:50:12 GMT 2005
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Neil Skelton"
<neil.tcct at v...> wrote:
> It may be that the two Phelp's bells were stored temporarily in
> Church after removal from the 'new' church which was demolished
> Certainly they were not there on 11th July, 1980 when I
> took a rubbing of the de
> Wymbish bell on 11th July, 1981.
> At the time of the theft I was TCCT Field Officer for Kent. I
> the theft of the de Wymbish bell in 1982 after the church been
> within a day or two of my visit. The tragedy of this was that after
> pressing, what was then the Redundant Churches Fund, to get the
bell hung in
> the tower and had been doing so for two years, it was stolen a
> days before it was due to be hoisted back to its former home.
> I am in possession of a set of photocopied newspaper cuttings
> the removal of
> the bells showing one of the Phelp's bells being lowered by
> and Sean Smith. Anotations by DLC give the date of this operation
> This date does not tie in with earlier date on which the de Wymbish
> returned to the old church which was definitely there in 1980! The
> the publication(s) and dates are missing. As any
> historian should know it is essential to include the name and date
> publication! Quite apart from the interests of accuracy, it does
> failing memory!
> Neil Skelton.
Hmm! Interesting. When I get back to the UK next month, I'll look
through my files and see what dates I have for all the operations at
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