[Bell Historians] Re: Oxfordshire
richard at s...
Fri Jan 7 14:21:54 GMT 2005
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, Andrew Bull <andrew.bull at t...>
> Bobbie May and Kate Crennell of the Oxford D.G. have been working
> something along the lines of a "Ringers' Guide" to the bells in the
> D.G., including full details of weights and inscriptions. I was
> Kate, who had heard that I was attempting to produce Oxfordshire and
> Berkshire "lists" to update the Sharpe books. I have been able to
> fair amount of more up-to-date information, and Kate has been able
> me with details of some of the very recent jobs, but given the
> who have carried out the majority of the work in those areas, we
> much gone as far as we can with full updates. There's certainly
> many gaps in both Oxfordshire and Berkshire to make it worthwhile me
> producing lists for either county, and I don't think that Kate and
> have got any further either.
> Andrew Bull
The Sharpe Trust have also been helping Kate with this project.
We made the decision to publish a facsimile of Fred's Church Bells of
Oxfordshire rather than update it, working on the priciple that much
of the historical data was still valid and that we did not have the
resouces to carry out an exhaustive update.
The Oxfordshire Records Society, who published the original, tell us
that they still receive occasional enquiries about the availability
of the origianl book and have been most supportive and encouraging of
this venture (it was they that we hoped might still have some unbound
copies of the work which could be scanned, but, alas, they have not!).
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