richard at s...
Thu Feb 24 12:38:51 GMT 2005
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "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.
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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