[Bell Historians] Re: Oxfordshire

Neil Skelton neil.tcct at v...
Fri Jan 7 14:38:22 GMT 2005

A pity. I had all my parts of Oxon bound up not too long ago and flogged the
incomplete set of spares!

Neil Skelton.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Offen" <richard at s...>
To: <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 2:21 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: Oxfordshire

> --- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, Andrew Bull <andrew.bull at t...>
> wrote:
> > Bobbie May and Kate Crennell of the Oxford D.G. have been working
> to produce
> > something along the lines of a "Ringers' Guide" to the bells in the
> Oxford
> > D.G., including full details of weights and inscriptions. I was
> contacted by
> > Kate, who had heard that I was attempting to produce Oxfordshire and
> > Berkshire "lists" to update the Sharpe books. I have been able to
> supply a
> > fair amount of more up-to-date information, and Kate has been able
> to supply
> > me with details of some of the very recent jobs, but given the
> contractors
> > who have carried out the majority of the work in those areas, we
> have pretty
> > much gone as far as we can with full updates. There's certainly
> still too
> > 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
> Bobbie
> > 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!).
> Richard
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