Richard Offen richard at s...
Thu Feb 24 12:38:51 GMT 2005

--- In bellhistorians at, "davidhird_uk" 
<davidhird_uk at y...> wrote:
> Reading David's account of the Burham saga reminded me of several 
> dealings I had with church architects in the past. Some were fine 
> but some worked as a law unto themselves and dragged their feet at 
> every chance often doing very little in return for putting in huge 
> bills. I could never understand why the churches concerned put up 
> with such appaling service. No one ever seemed to get a grip on 
> them. Add to that EH etc, and it amazing that anything actually 
> done these days.
> David

You're absolutely right David. There was one very prolific church 
architect in Kent during many year who ruined a good number of bell 
restoration jobs because of his arrogant and conceited attitude. 
Harry Parkes nearly laid him out on one occasion ...shame he didn't 


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