Richard Offen richard at s...
Thu Jan 20 14:02:00 GMT 2005

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Hoppy(s)" <john at j...> wrote:
> Sam:
> > On the Washington bells LP, who was wanted by the Washington 
> > Was it George Fearn?
> > 
> > Aye
> History but not bell history. Apologies if necessary.
> I did hear that when George went to Washington for a couple(?) of
> weeks to teach a band there with others (I wonder who they were?), 
> he told his wife that he was going out to buy a loaf of bread. I
> assume that he brought one back with him. By all accounts they did 
> good job over there. Was it the early '60's?
> John

1964 and Rick Dirksen is still ringing there! Harry Parkes gave the 
original band their first handling lessons and the teaching was 
continued when the and went out from Britain to open the bells at 
their dedication.


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